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Tuesday garbage pickup
Wednesday garbage pickup
Thursday garbage pickup
Friday garbage pickup
Tuesday leaf pick up
Wednesday leaf pick up
Thursday leaf pick up
Friday leaf pick up
Monday leaf pick up
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15
10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17
10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18
10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21
WHERE? HOW? Place leaves on the street directly next to the curb. Rake leaves close to the edge of the street as you have time during the week, then simply rake them into the gutter right before leaf removal takes place. Residents of cul-de-sacs can make tidy piles between driveways.
TIMING! Leaves will be vacuumed from your street the day after your garbage is picked up, beginning Tuesday, October 11 and ending Monday, November 21 OR when significant show arrives, whichever comes first. Please do not rake leaves into the street until the day of your garbage service. The leaf vacuum machine will operate every day, M-F, 7am-6pm, rain or shine, until the leaves are gone or snow arrives. Operations will only be suspended during severe weather. Vacuums may be in your area at other times, but will return on your designated day.
LEAVES ONLY! Brush and other debris will not be picked up. To make sure the equipment stays running, please do not rake anything other than leaves onto street curbs. If other items other than leaves are placed, service will not be provided until the items are removed. Your assistance in reducing the amount of grass in the rows is appreciated and will result in higher machine reliability. City operators are instructed to leave rows primarily made of up mowed grass. Property owners with rows primarily made up of mowed grass are responsible for cleaning up the row. If the rows remain, the City may charge property owners for cleaning up. If using a mower to collect leaves, raise the deck of your mower to collect just the leaves. Grass vacuums much harder than leaves and creates undue wear on the vacuum’s intake.
CORNERS! Pull leaves back from intersection corners. The machine turns too wide to pick up leaves left close to corners. Leaves should be raked into neat rows along the edge of the curb. Keep leaves away from corners.
VEHICLES! Leaves will not be vacuumed if there are vehicles prohibiting the tractor drawn vacuums from safely reaching the leaves.
SAFETY! The leaf vacuum is very powerful and to avoid any potential injury it is important to keep children and pets away from the leaf piles.
CONSTRUCTION Residents on roadways that are under construction will not be served until the base course of bituminous pav-ing is completed. No service will be provided to unpaved roadways. Residents may haul leaves to Creekside at no cost. For small quantities, the green organics cart may be used.
Leaves can also be disposed of in your green organics bin or at:
Creekside Soils, 1500 Adams St SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00am-12 noon (through November, then closed on Saturdays for the winter)