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Indianapolis leaf collections begin next Monday

Continues until December 4
Leaf collections begin next week
Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 16:51:46-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Many trees are shedding their leaves late this year, so the City of Indianapolis will make its leaf collections until December 4.

The pick-ups begin Monday, November 9.

According to the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Marion County residents can have up to 40 bags of leaves collected per-week during the four-week period at no additional cost.

Here are a few guidelines to follow during leaf collection:

  • Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather.
  • Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pickup.
  • Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on your normal trash day.

While raking, DPW asks that residents clear leaves from storm drain inlets to prevent drainage and flooding problems. Residents are also asked not to rake leaves into the streets, which will cause issues for city street sweepers.

Last year, DPW collected about 4,800 tons of leaves from Marion County homes. As in years past, the collected leaves are composted at the South Side Landfill. In the spring, mulch is available for free at the landfill.

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