As leaf pick-up begins, Harrison Township reminds residents how to properly place leaves on curb

Harrison Township will conduct its annual Curbside Leaf Collection Program beginning the week of Oct. 28 through the week of Dec. 30.

Harrison Township will conduct its annual Curbside Leaf Collection Program beginning the week of Oct. 28 through the week of Dec. 30.

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The Township is reminding residents that once the leaf crews have gone by your house, in order to keep to the schedule, it cannot accommodate requests for returns until the next scheduled pickup. The Township asks residents to please not place additional leaves out until the next scheduled pickup.

If a resident hires a private landscaper or contractor to perform a leaf cleanup, please have them take the leaves with them. If they are not equipped to do so, kindly ask them to schedule their cleanup of your property to coincide with the town’s collection schedule so that the leaves are not out for a long period of time.

The Township insists that residents should to not place leaves in bags. The town utilizes a leaf vacuum to collect the leaves. Bags will damage the vacuum and possibly injure the crew.

Below are ways to properly place leaves on the curb, according to the Township:

  • Place your leaves in wind-rows (long, narrow, neat piles), curbside by the starting dates for your zone.
  • Do not place leaves within 10 feet of a storm drain inlet.
  • Do not park vehicles in front of leaf wind-rows. If the Township can’t reach your leaves then it cannot pick them up. The wind rows should contain only leaves: no grass, twigs, branches, trash, dirt, concrete, metal, bushes or other debris are to be in leaf wind-rows.
  • Leaves can also be placed in your brown yard cart for regular weekly pickup through the end of November.
  • Leaves, as well as all other vegetation, is still accepted at the Recycle Center located at 151 Colson Lane.
  • This schedule is a guideline. The crew may move faster or slower based on conditions and volume.

The Township has expressed that cooperation from every resident is essential for the program’s success.

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