City of Mount Pulaski to begin
with weekly leaf collection on October 19th
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[October 23, 2020]
The City of Mount Pulaski Leaf Collection Program is scheduled to
run from October 19, 2020 to December 7, 2020, on Monday’s. The city
will utilize its Leaf Vacuum to assist residents with the disposal
To help make this program a success, residents are asked to please
follow the guidelines below:
1.) The Leaf Vacuum is designed for leaf removal only.
Do not place grass, sticks, limbs, or other debris in the leaf pile.
These foreign materials may cause damage to the machine and possible
injury to City Personnel. Foreign material will cause us to bypass
all of your leaves!
2.) Placement of the leaves is a key element to the
success of the program. Place the leaves in a row so that they are
located within 4 feet of the edge of the pavement.
3.) Keep the leaf piles no higher than 3 feet, for
safety and visibility.
4.) Leaves should be placed and ready for pickup by
7:30 AM, Monday. We intend to collect leaves on every Monday at a
minimum. Other days may be added as the work load dictates.
5.) Rake the leaves to the back of the curb, on the
grass area. If cars are continuously parked in front of your
residence, please place the leaves at the edge of your driveway.
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6.) Do not place leaves in a rocked or gravel area.
7.) Do not place leaves in the road ditches or in the street.
8.) We can pick up leaves that are either dry or wet. If you have
problems with the leaves blowing, you can wet them down. Another option is to
cover the leaves with a tarp.
9.) Do not place leaves in an area where you have previously had a
fire. We will not vacuum leaves from this area, because of the potential of
smoldering material becoming ignited inside of the Leaf Vacuum.
Leaves may also be burned in accordance with the City Ordinances. Copies of the
ordinance may be obtained by contacting City Hall.
Leaves may also be mulched by utilizing a mulching blade on your lawn mower.
Should you have any questions or concerns about this Leaf Collection Program,
please call City Hall at 217-792-3222.
[Paula Holcomb / City Collector]