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City leaf pickup final tally: 1,350 cubic yards


January 9, 2019

CITY WORKERS use a vacuum hose to collect leaves from the parking lot at the new City Hall.

The new city leaf pickup program officially ended on Dec. 15.

The Public Works Department has described it as a huge success and will offer the service to local residents next fall starting Oct. 1.

City workers dubbed the new piece of machinery "the green monster" and said it made the job quick and easy to clean an area of piled leaves. The apparatus was fabricated by Public Works at a low cost to the city, according to staff.

Maintenance Supt. Dominic Valloni said Public Works received 261 pickup requests and collected an estimated 1,350 cubic yards of leaves.

Public Works averaged five pickups a day. The busiest day had 17 pickup requests. Monday was the busiest day of the week for calls for service.

The leaves will be stored and converted to mulch and compost and used in city parks.


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