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Mayor Dick Moore announces leaf removal schedule

ELKHART, Ind. -- On Thursday, Mayor Dick Moore announced the leaf pick up schedule for the City of Elkhart. The leaf pickup program will begin in Zone A on Oct. 17, south of the rail road track to the City limits.

Leaf pickup will continue in Zone B the weeks of Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 in the neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and west of Johnson Street.

Zone C leaf pickup will be the weeks of Oct. 31 and Nov. 28 in the neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and East of Johnson Street.

Zone D leaf pick up will be the weeks of Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, and includes all neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River up to the Main Line Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

Click here to see a map of all zones and schedules.

The Street Department crews will automatically pick up the leaves and there will be no need to contact the Street Department to give an address.

The Mayor reminds residents to please rake the leaves to the street and not put the leaves in the street. He also encourages citizens to watch out for children playing in the leaves. Do not put limbs, trash, stone, and brick in the leaf piles. Branches and limbs should be in a separate pile. Residents may feel free to bag the leaves as they choose.

The Mayor appreciates the cooperation of everyone during this time with the removal of leaves.

If residents have any questions, they may feel free to contact the Street Department directly at (574) 293-5518.

(Source: This was a press release from the City of Elkhart)

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