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Verbatim: Fort Wayne leaf collection begins Monday

Statement issued Thursday:

Leaf pick-up in the City's 355 neighborhoods will begin Monday October 25, 2010. The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each neighborhood. Crews will roll into the neighborhoods between October 25th and December 10, 2009. (see attached map)

Residents will be able to monitor progress in their area of town by visiting our webpage at The page will be updated each afternoon and will pinpoint not only the section of town crews are working in, but also the exact neighborhood. Additionally, residents can call the leaf pick-up hotline, 427-2302 to get daily updates.

Fort Wayne Leaf Pick-up 2010:

  • October 25-29 South
  • November 1-5 North
  • November 8-12 Central
  • November 15-19 South
  • November 29- Dec 3 North
  • December 6-10 Central

The week of November 22-24 will be used as a catch-up week due to any weather delays.

Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. It is important for residents to have leaves ready for pick-up by 7:00am on Monday of their designated week. Crews cannot backtrack through neighborhoods.

Leaf collection is provided at the street only. Leaves are to be raked to the curb or park strip in front of the residence or placed in biodegradable bags for collection. Other yard waste should not be mixed with the leaves, and cars should not be parked over the leaves.

To schedule a pick-up with biodegradable bags, residents can call 3-1-1.

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