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Elkins leaf collection starts Monday

ELKINS — Leaf pick up begins Monday, Oct. 19 and continues for the rest of the fall, until either all leaves have been collected 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.

Is There a Schedule?

In the interest of efficiency, officials do not schedule leaf collection by area but instead target the heaviest concentrations of leaves on any given day.

However, officials are continuing last year’s practice of collecting 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.

Other Information

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–the city will get to each property as soon as possible.

Yard-waste

drop-off

Residents may drop off yard waste, including leaves, between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

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