City’s popular leaf pick up program starts Monday
One of the city’s most popular programs, the Annual Fall Leaf Pick Up Program, starts Monday and is scheduled to continue through mid-December.
The leaf pick up program, open to city residents only, was created to eliminate excess leaf build-up along streets that can clog storm water drains.
A postcard was mailed earlier this month reminding residents of the schedule and program parameters, but for those who threw it out or simply missed it, those participating in the program should have leaves piled in front of their house, on the street, 18 inches away from the curb, by 7 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up date.
Crews will move through each area as fast as possible. Leaves collected are recycled and turned into compost.
A color-coded map designating the five different areas is available at GJCity.org under the “Spotlight” section.
Although Area 1’s leaf pick-up starts Monday, not everyone in the city has trees dropping leaves yet. That’s fine. The five areas will have four separate pick-up dates through mid-December.
People can call the Leaf Removal Hotline at 256-4111 for updates on schedule changes for weather or equipment problems.
Those interested in bagging leaves instead of raking them to the curb can drop off bags for disposal from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 16, and Dec. 13-14, at the City Municipal Services Center, 333 West Ave.
People will be responsible for emptying their own bags.
Those who live outside the city can take bagged leaves to the Mesa County Landfill Organic Material Compost Facility, 3071 U.S. Highway 50, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The facility also accepts tree limbs, grass clippings, pallets and untreated lumber year-round.