Elkins announces leaf pick up notice

ELKINS — Leaf pick up will begin Monday, Oct. 14. There is no set daily schedule for a ward or area; the city will go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency.

However, the city is implementing a new system of picking up bagged leaves within 48 hours. Customers will need to place the bagged leaves at the curb and contact the Operations Division at 304-636-1414, ext. 1437 to report the location of the bagged leaves for pick up. Bags must contain only leaves and no yard waste or trash.

Please remember that this process is weather dependent. For example, the city can’t effectively pick up leaves in a pouring rain.

Also, keep in mind that the city only has one leaf truck to cover the city. Please be patient and officials will get to each property as soon as they can.

Leaf pick up continues through the fall until either the city has gotten all the leaves or snow has started falling.

What to do with your leaves

To make use of this service, rake leaves into piles in the grassy area between the curb and the sidewalk or bag up leaves for pick up.

Please do not place leaves in the street, as this causes problems with storm drains as well as parking and traffic concerns. City employees will not go into yards to collect leaves.

Yard-waste drop-off

Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, at the city of Elkins Wastewater Collection Plant located at 31 Jones Drive adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road.