FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Leaf pick up in Fort Wayne begins Monday, October 21.
The Fort Wayne Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each neighborhood. Crews will be in the neighborhoods between October 21 and December 6.
The 2013 Fort Wayne leaf pick up schedule will be as follows:
- Oct. 21 to 25 South
- Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 North
- Nov. 4 to 8 Central
- Nov. 12 to 15 South
- Nov. 18 to 22 North
- Dec. 2 to 6 Central
To see the leaf collection map, click here.
The week of November 25 to 29 will be used as a catch up week. There will be no leaf collection on Monday, November 11, due to the Veterans Day holiday.
Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. It is important for residents to have leaves ready for pick up by 7 a.m. on Monday of their designated week. Crews cannot backtrack through neighborhoods.
To schedule a pick up of leaves placed in biodegradable bags, residents can call 311. The bags will be picked up within two business days.
Where are the crews?
Beginning on the afternoon of October 21, residents can visit the City’s website at www.cityoffortwayne.org/leaves to view daily updates of the specific neighborhoods that crews will be in on a particular day. Additionally, beginning October 21, residents can call the leaf pick-up hotline, 427-2302 to get daily updates.
Preparing leaves for pick-up
Leaf collection is provided at the street only. Leaves are to be raked to the curb or park strip in front of the residence or placed in biodegradable bags for collection. Other yard waste should not be mixed with the leaves, and cars should not be parked over the leaves.
Burning leaves within the City limits is a violation of City Code. The fine is $50; $75 after 30 days (Ordinance #74.70)
Safety and maintenance
As a safety precaution and to assist motorists, parents should remind children to not play in leaf piles near the street.
Residents should make sure that leaves are not near a storm drain and that storm drains are free and clear to handle rain water.
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