Courtesy of the Idaho Falls Street Division, residents will once again receive help with leaf collection beginning Monday, Oct. 23.
City residents may rake their leaves – free of branches and other debris – into the curb one week prior to their scheduled collection date. The Street Division will collect the loose leaves and haul them away.
Residents are encouraged to have all the leaves to the curb one week before their scheduled collection date. Street Division personnel may arrive one or two days earlier than the scheduled collection date to remove the larger piles.
Moving all vehicles and trailers off the street during leaf collection allows the heavy equipment operators to collect as many leaves as possible. A street sweeper will then come along to sweep up the remaining leaves. The leaves will be turned into mulch and made available for residents in the spring.
According to city ordinance, property owners must keep trees trimmed 13 feet above the road surface at the curb and 15 feet above the road surface at the centerline to allow room for the street sweepers and heavy equipment operators to travel under the trees without damaging the equipment or the trees.
The last leaf collection date is Nov. 17. The schedule will not repeat unless weather conditions are favorable for leaf collection.
For those who would rather bag the leaves, the Sanitation Division will provide a one-time curbside collection of bagged leaves. The bags cannot weigh more than 50 pounds each. To schedule a bag collection call the Sanitation Division at (208) 612-8491. Residents can also take bagged leaves to the Bonneville County Transfer Station for no charge. The City of Idaho Falls does not provide bags for bagged leaf collection.
If leaves are blocked by an object in the curb or if residents are unable to get the leaves curbside prior to their scheduled collection date, they can either request a special collection or they can bag their leaves and schedule a bulk collection with the Sanitation Division. Special collections are not guaranteed and are only conducted when weather conditions permit and if city personnel are ahead of schedule and have additional time available.
For questions, contact the Idaho Falls Street Division at (208) 612-8490.
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