Freeport, Illinois — The city of Freeport Public Works Director Tom Dole has just released information regarding this years City Leaf Program. Starting Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the city of Freeport will begin curb-side leaf pickup. The City’s leaf pick-up program offers cub-side vacuuming of leaves street by street on a rotation basis throughout the city.
Leave pickup will continue until the first measurable snowfall.
Following are resident guidelines for this years leaf pickup:
- Leaves must be placed in a continuous row at the cub line.
- Only leaves are accepted. No grass clippings, yard waste, sticks, brush or trash are to be placed in the leaf pile. (These items can damage the collection equipment.) If such waste is placed curbside, city crews will refuse collection.
- Please do not pack vehicles on or immediately next to a leaf pile.
- Please do not cover the storm sewer grate with leaves.
Public Works Director, Tom Dole, noted that leaf pickup by city crews is a labor-intensive task because it involves the collection and disposal of more than 100 tons of leaves on every street in Freeport. “Leaf pick-up involves most of the Department’s resources during this 6-week period”, stated Dole.
“We ask residents to bear with us because we can only collect laves on block at a time. We also ask residents to work with us and not block storm drains or park vehicles immediately next to leaf piles. It just makes our job harder and inhibits collection.”
If residents have questions about collection days, they are encouraged to call the Public Works Department at 815-235-8210.