FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The City of Fort Wayne is reminding residents of leaf pick-up will get underway and there are some guidelines to make that process easier.
You are urged to rake your leaves to the curb by the Monday of your scheduled week. As you rake, make sure you don't have other trash or waste mixed with leaves.
You'll also want to sure to keep them away from vehicles. Another good way is to place the leaves in biodegradable bags at the curb and then call 311 to schedule a quick pick-up.
City officials say they'll have them collected within two business days. Pick up begins October 20.
Here's the full schedule of pick-ups:
The 2014 Fort Wayne Leaf Pick-up schedule
Oct. 20-24 North
Oct. 27-Oct. 31 Central
Nov. 3-7 South
Nov. 10-14 North
Nov. 17-21 Central
Dec. 1-5 South
There will be no leaf collection on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.
Where are the crews:
Beginning the afternoon of October 20, daily updates of the specific neighborhoods that crews will be in the next day, will be available at the website www.cityoffortwayne.org/leaves
Additionally, beginning October 20, residents can call the leaf pick-up hotline, 427-2302 to get daily updates.
Burning leaves within the City limits is a violation of City Code. The fine is $50; $75 after 30 days (Ordinance #74.70)
Be Safe, Maintain
As a safety precaution and to assist motorists, parents should remind children to not play in leaf piles near the street.
You should also make sure that leaves are not near a storm drain and that storm drains are free and clear to handle rain water.