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Fall Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection to Start Oct 30th

The city of Charleston will begin its annual curbside leaf collection program on Monday, October 30th, Richard Goode, City Manager, announced. “It is a bit strange since there are very few leaves turning right now, but with a little cool weather, they will start coming down.”

Like last year, there will be no set schedule for the city picking up leaves in any specific part of town. Each morning, city crews will identify where leaves need to be collected. The city asks that resident not call City Hall about leaves they have put at the curb. “We know your leaves are there,” Goode said. “We’ll get them in a day or two. Calling City Hall is not going to change when we collect your leaves.”

He emphasized the importance of residents keeping sticks and limbs out of their leaf piles. “The leaf vacuum is not designed to pick up limbs and sticks. Those kinds of materials can damage the machine, and we are not going to take that chance. If a leaf pile has those materials in it, we will simply pass it by.”

Leaf collection usually continues through November, but the end-date for the program depends entirely on how the leaves fall. A termination date will be announced later.