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Turn over old leaves starting next week

Leaf pickup us ramping up in the City of Warren.

Crews will be out full time starting Monday, Oct. 14, throughout the city.

A statement from the city indicates that “crews will be collecting throughout the city on a daily basis, concentrating on areas of most need.”

Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz said the department doesn’t operate on a schedule and suggested residents don’t call to ask when their area will be addressed.

“We’ll come get you,” he said.

“We go until the snow flies,” DPW Superintendent Joe Reinke added, noting that residents can also drop off leaves on their own at the collection spot by the sewage treatment plant on Harmar St.

“Residents are reminded that piled-leaves will be picked up by the City’s leaf vacuum machines and the bagged-leaves will be collected by a separate truck,” the city’s statement explains. “Leaves should be placed on the lawn/curb area and not in the street. Residents are asked not to mix limbs or other yard waste in the leaves. This is a leaf pick up only.”

Holtz noted that there are vehicle and catch basin issues when leaves are raked into the street.

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