You can finally get rid of those bags of leaves you've been collecting, because the village began its leaf pickup program on Tuesday.
The village released the following advisory to residents today:
Specific days are not scheduled for leaf pickup on individual streets. Branches, sticks and other woody material should not be placed with the leaves and should be left on the boulevard for chipping. The woody material makes composting of the leaves more difficult.
Leaf pick-up is a priority and village staff makes every effort to collect leaves on a weekly basis, but it is dependent on crew availability, weather and the volume of leaves that need collecting.
Due to the Great Pumpkin Festival special event set-up, leaf pick up on the week of October 15th will be delayed to the following week for some residents. If your leaves are not picked up during the week of the 15th, they will most likely be picked up the following week.
During rain events, please keep street storm water inlets adjacent to your property free of leaves in order to help prevent water backup into the streets.