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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Winter Weather Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection; Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

With 7 inches of snow sweeping through Geneva Dec. 4 combined with colder weather ahead, the City’s remaining special curbside leaf pickups have been cancelled for the winter.

Residents still needing to dispose of their leaves for free can utilize the City’s leaf bag collection program that runs throughout December. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must only contain leaves. Yard waste, mulch or grass clippings mixed with leaves will not be accepted. Bags can be placed at the curb on residents’ regular garbage day.

Geneva’s curbside leaf collection passed every street three times during October and November as part of its annual program. However, after a delayed start to the fall season and inquiries from residents, the City Council Nov. 21 authorized a special fourth collection throughout the community.

The City’s leaf contractor was able to conduct one additional pickup in Zone B on the City’s northwest side during the last week of November. Work was scheduled to begin this week on the southwest (Zone C) and east side (Zone A) before inclement weather struck the region.

Geneva’s contractor attempted to resume operations Dec. 6, but the snow and frost-covered leaves clogged the contractor’s vacuum equipment in their trucks. With temperatures expected to drop in the coming week, the decision was made to cancel the Zone C and A collections for the winter. The City will evaluate if a special curbside leaf pickup will be needed in those two zones come spring once warmer weather melts the snow.

For more information, visit the City’s website or call the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.
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