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Sweet Home adopting new approach to leaf collection


September 12, 2018

For decades, when tree leaves start dropping as fall arrives, city officials have asked residents not to put piles of leafy matter in the street because they clog up the storm drains.

This year, city officials are asking residents to go ahead and put their leaves in the street – by appointment.

That’s because the city Public Works Department has purchased a leaf vacuum that will be used to clean leaves out of the streets. The vacuum is being skid mounted so it can be used on different vehicles, including pickups and dump trucks.

“The equipment is relatively inexpensive,” said Pub...

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