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Annual leaf pick-up begins on Nov. 26

Thursday, November 15, 2012

By Lynn A. Wade

Nevada Daily Mail

The city of Nevada Public Works will be picking up leaves starting Monday, Nov. 26.

The longstanding, annual service is provided by the city, and city manager J.D. Kehrman said he believes it's a positive effort that benefits both the city and its residents.

"We want to help the homeowners get that debris out of their yards, and of course we want to keep that debris out of the storm sewers," said Kehrman.

"It's something that the public works crews do, and while it does take them away from other things, it's easier to schedule in something like that this time of year.

"We're fortunate we've got the manpower to handle it. It's a great program, and it's at no cost to the residents."

Twigs, bagged leaves or limbs will not be accepted, and residents are asked to have the leaves raked and piled behind the curb, not in the street.

The compost site located at 702 S. Jefferson also is available to all city residents for the disposal of waste items including tree limbs, grass clippings and unbagged leaves, Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., and the first and third Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.-noon.

Leaf pickup will begin in the southwest quadrant of the city, then move on to the northwest, northeast and southeast quadrants, in that order.

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