Fall leaves are summer’s way of saying goodbye, and with that goodbye comes fall leaf pick up. Lakeside will provide free fall leaf pick up Monday-Wednesday, starting Oct. 19. The last full week of pick up will be Monday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 4. Click here to download the schedule. To ensure that your leaves are picked up in a safe and efficient manner, please note the following:
- Leaves must be placed in long, narrow piles along the edge of the road. Ideally, piles should be roughly one foot into the road by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up.
- When raking, please rake onto the street pavement. If leaf piles are left in the yard or gravel areas, the crew can’t vacuum because the gravel will damage the machinery. The leaves must be raked onto the pavement so the truck can reach them. The Lakeside crew will follow the printed schedule, so don’t hesitate raking the leaves onto the street pavement.
- Please separate piles of sticks from the leaf piles. Sticks clog the machine’s intake hose, decreasing our efficiency and causing unnecessary wear and tear on our equipment.
- Trimmings from bushes, pulled up annuals, ivy and other vines, cut perennials and any potted plants (fern hanging baskets) should be placed in brown lawn refuse bags for regular garbage pick-up. Garden and landscaping debris can also be taken to the dump and placed in one of the smaller bins.
Thank you for your efforts to keep Lakeside a beautiful community, and we hope you have a happy holiday season!