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City residents can schedule leaf pickup

– The Fort Wayne Street Department has completed leaf collection with more than 15,000 tons collected. During the seven weeks, each of the city’s 355 neighborhoods was covered twice, and the pickup was completed on schedule, thanks to cooperative weather.

Residents who still have leaves can place them in biodegradable bags and call 311 to schedule a pickup. They will be picked up within two business days, but the service lasts only through Dec. 21.

After Dec. 21, for a nominal fee, leaves and other yard waste can be dropped off at the city’s two yard waste sites: the Biosolids Composting Facility in the 6000 block of Lake Avenue, and at National Serv-All, 6231 Macbeth Road. The Biosolids Compost Facility is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. National Serv-all’s compost site is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Burning leaves within city limits is a violation of city code that can result in a $50 fine.