Frankfort, Ind. – Frankfort Street Department crews will begin this year’s leaf collection on Monday, November 4, in the southwest quadrant of the city.
According to Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe, the smooth progress of Street crews’ collection service is largely dependent on a partnership forged with the community adding, “Please place your leaves as close to the curb as possible without putting them in the street. No other yard waste, including sticks and grass clippings, should be in the leaf piles because they can clog up and do damage to our vacuums and can cause downtime to repair these problems.”
“We also request that vehicles not be parked near the leaf piles so our vacuums can collect them easily and quickly. Please keep leaf piles away from utility poles, as well. Anything you can do to keep leaves clear of street drains is appreciated as well. This keeps sewer maintenance crews from having clean storm drains and allows them to concentrate on other duties.”
Leaves, brush, and grass clippings always can be brought to the Street Department’s compost site at 905 Burlington Avenue, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8:00 a.m. – noon, year-round.
Leaf collection will be divided by city quadrant. The street department will start in the southwest quadrant of the city before moving to the northwest quadrant, followed by the southeast quadrant and wrapping up with the northeast quadrant. Crews will return to all quadrants periodically throughout the fall season. Updates on which section of the city crews will be collecting leaves can be found on the City’s Web site (frankfort-in.gov) and the City and Street Department Facebook pages.
Plans call for the leaf collection service to run through the end of November, depending on the level of activity in the coming weeks.