It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall, and yards transition from the bright colors of summer to beautiful hues of autumn. To help residents remove fallen leaves, Clayton will continue offering two scheduled pickups starting in October through the end of November. Crews will also make additional tours through neighborhoods during the leaf pickup program and one time afterwards to ensure all the leaves taken out to the road during the program are removed prior to the snow removal season.
To assist in making the leaf collection process run as smoothly as possible, residents are asked to remember the following tips:
- Place only leaves in the leaf piles. Other forms of yard waste such as rocks, pieces of cement, tree branches, twigs, flowers, walnuts, and grass clippings slow the collection process and damage City equipment.
- Have leaves in place on the Sunday preceding the scheduled week of your zone collection.
- If there are leaves left after the pickup, it is because crews could not reach them with the equipment. Residents will need to move them closer to the street and they’ll be picked up on the next pass.
- Residents may place leaves and yard waste at the curb in standard plastic bags for normal trash pickup at any time.