Mishawaka leaf pick-up program starts October 19th

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The annual leaf pick-up program for the city of Mishawaka will begin Monday, October 19th and run through December 4th. The leaves will be picked up on a weekly schedule.

Residents may rake leaves to their curbside the weekend of October 17th and 18th.

The pick-up day each week will be the day before each resident’s regular trash day, not including the weekend. This means Monday trash days have a leaf pick-up day of the previous Friday.

“As in years past, residents can expect at least six passes through their neighborhood during the fall leaf pick-up. This is a successful program that the City of Mishawaka has been able to offer to its residents for over 30 years due to strategic planning and budgeting. It is yet another example of the world-class service that Mishawaka residents are indeed fortunate to receive. Even if we have inclement weather, the Mishawaka Street Department is prepared to provide this weekly service with little or no interruption,” said Mishawaka Mayor David Wood.

Leaves should be raked to the edge of the curb and be free of branches, twigs, stones, and anything else that could damage equipment.

Residents are encouraged to rake leaves to the curb close to their pick-up time, and not right after a pick-up has happened to keep leaves from clogging sewer inlets or blowing back into yards.

Leaves can always be bagged and put out with weekly trash.

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