Illegal burning may result in fines up to $2,500.

Dear All,

We have had a beautiful fall, but fall is what the leaves have done.  With a nice weekend predicted many of you will be out raking leaves.  Just to let you know that leaf collection season does start on Monday, November 6th and run through Friday, December 1st.  During this time you may place out up to 40 bags of leaves a week on your regular trash day.  Have them out by 7:00 a.m., as a separate truck picks them up, and not your regular trash truck.  Also, remember to keep bags away from your cart (at least 3 – 5 feet, I put mine on the other side of the driveway), and make sure they are not on the sidewalk or on the curb.

Hope this information is helpful, and please share with others.  Thanks!


Janice McHenry

P.S.  Here is what I copied from the city’s website:

Leaf Collection Season

How to dispose of leaves

During leaf collection season, you can dispose of 40 bags of leaves each week with your regular trash. The 2023 collection season will run from Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 1.

Place leaves in large plastic trash bags, and place the bags on the street by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Residents should refrain from using paper bags as they deteriorate and fall apart in wet weather. Keep the leaf bags 3-5 feet away from your cart collection area and out of sidewalks and public rights-of-way.

Never rake leaves into the street. Leaf season is a great time to clear your nearby storm drain inlets and keep them maintained to prevent drainage and flooding problems.

Burning leaves is illegalin Marion County as it releases harmful particles into our air. Illegal burning may result in fines up to $2,500.

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