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Elkins leaf pickup scheduled

October 18, 2012
By Anthony Gaynor - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

The city of Elkins will begin its yearly leaf pickup Monday.

Operations Manager Bob Pingley said the city will work as long as it can to gather the leaves for proper disposal.

"We will start the first of the week and we will be in full swing," Pingley said. "We ask people to not put the leaves in the street and pile them on the curb."

Pingley said if the leaves are put into the street, they not only can be blown around by cars but they could cause problems with the storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems.

"Leaves can clog catch basins and sewer lines," he said. "Also, please do not bag the leaves."

He said cleanup crews will begin working around 8 a.m. Monday in 1st Ward. They will head to 2nd Ward on Tuesday, 3rd Ward on Wednesday, 4th Ward on Thursday and 5th Ward on Friday.

Pingley said leaf collection will continue as needed or until there is snowfall. He said once it snows, it makes it harder to pick up the leaves.

The leaf collection "helps town look better and keeps the leaves out of the catch basins, storm sewer and sanitary sewer - and that makes the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) happy," he said.



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