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Fall leaf pickup in Elkhart to begin Oct. 22

ELKHART, Ind. – Fall leaf pickup is right around the corner in Elkhart County.

According to city officials, street department crews are prepping for fall leaf pickup.

The leaf pickup program will begin on Monday, Oct. 22 and tentatively end on Friday, Dec. 14.

A schedule of leaf pickup in Elkhart is available below:

Zone A pickup will occur Oct. 22 through Oct.26 in neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and west of Johnson Street.

Zone B pickup will occur  Oct.29 until Nov.2 and Nov. 26 until Nov. 30 through neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and east of Johnson Street.

Zone C pickup will be Nov.5 through Nov.9 and Dec. 3 until Dec. 7 in neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and east of Main/Third Street.

Zone D pickup will be Nov.12 through Nov.16 and Dec. 10 until Dec.14 in the neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and west of Main/Third Street.

City officials offer the following tips:

  • Leaves should be placed in separate piles from limbs and brush as machines are designed to pickup leaves -- anything else will clog machines.
  • Leaf piles should be no more than 4 feet in height and 8 feet in length.
  • Limbs and brush should be placed on the curve the day before trash is scheduled to be picked up.

More information including zone maps can be found below.

 

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