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Fall Haul: Whitefish Bay Begins Leaf Pickup

Here is what you need to know for leaf pickup this year. The village is asking residents to remove sticks and branches from leaf piles and place them on the boulevard for chipping.

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.

Bob McBride October 11, 2012 at 02:18 AM
"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." ******************* And, given the way the leaves are falling that should put the heaviest leaf accumulation right during that time period. Perfect. But, hey, gotta love those pumpkins! ************************ "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." ******************** Right. got it. Better yet, let's pray it doesn't rain the week of the 15th because with 6 some-odd storm inlets on any corner on Hampton, it's pretty hard for one person to keep them unclogged while traffic keeps speeding by making waves and the helpful police officer who's tip toeing around behind you pretending to help clear the grates, instead of trying to do something about it, tells you "they're not going to slow down, you know." And, given the big stink that was made over the manhole cover a few years back, you've got some folks who won't go near a sewer grate (partially because they don't know the difference between that and a manhole) for fear of getting slapped with a fine. Screw the pumpkins. Pick up the leaves.

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