Leaf pickup begins Nov. 1 in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Leaf pickup will begin in Gibson City around Nov. 1 and end around Dec. 1.

Residents of Gibson City are advised that under the city’s leaf pickup policy:

— Only leaves will be accepted for removal.

— If leaf piles are contaminated with any material other than leaves, it will be passed over and left to the homeowner/resident for removal. The city unloads leaf material on farm ground; therefore, there cannot be materials other than leaves in the piles.

— Piles are to be in a straight line as close to the curb as possible, without being in the street.

— Piles are to be no more than 6 feet wide.

— Leaf piles in ditches will not be removed, as this causes a safety issue.

— Piles of mulched material will not be accepted. This type of material clogs the machine, causing a safety concern, as well as elevated maintenance costs. Leaving mulched material on your turf provides free organic material and nitrogen which is beneficial for turf.

— Do not pile leaves over rocky areas or allow rocks to infiltrate the leaf piles. The leaf vac machine creates a lot of force from a large impeller, causing rocks and landscape material to become high-speed projectiles.

— Material from the homeowners/residents property — for example, trimmings from shrubs or waste from flower gardens — should not be put in leaf piles.

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