Get Your Rakes Out... Leaf Pickup Starts This Sunday! - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Get Your Rakes Out... Leaf Pickup Starts This Sunday!

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE: City of Spokane crews are scheduled to begin leaf pickup activities on City streets on Sunday, Nov. 13, running into the third week of December. The crews generally will begin on Spokane's North Side gradually moving to the South Hill.

Although not all the leaves have fallen from the trees yet, crews need to begin leaf removal efforts now to try to beat snowfall as much as possible. Streets cleared of leaves provide safer driving conditions during winter snow and ice. Removing leaves from the streets also helps prevent clogged storm drains.

The City's leaf pickup service is intended to remove only the leaves that naturally fall into the streets. Residents should not rake leaves into the street. They need to be aware of the leaf pickup schedule, however, because the City is asking residents to move their vehicles from the streets when leaf pickup crews will be in their neighborhoods. Getting vehicles off the streets allows the crews to provide the best possible leaf removal service for citizens.

Residents do have options for getting rid of the leaves in their yards. The Waste to Energy facility and the solid waste transfer stations will accept up to 280 pounds of yard waste for $5. There is a charge of 35 cents for each additional increment of 20 pounds ($35 a ton), over the initial 280 pounds. Those facilities are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Fallen leaves also are great composting material. The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System recommends using one part brown materials, such as fallen leaves, to two parts green material, such as grass clippings. You can stockpile your dry leaves and save them for composting in the spring and summer when you have grass clippings available. For more information on composting, check out the Solid Waste System's web site at www.solidwaste.org.

The leaf pickup schedule for Nov. 13 through Nov. 17, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and hand-picking until 2 a.m., is as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 13—Woodridge Area: south of north City limits, north of Barnes Rd., west of Wieber Dr., and east of Comanche Dr.

Pacific Park Area: south of Barnes St., north of Sutherlin Dr., west of Farmdale St., and east of Forest Blvd.

            Driscoll Blvd. Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Belt St., and east of Northwest Blvd.

            Audubon Park Area: south of Garland Ave., north of Northwest Blvd., west of Monroe St., and east of Northwest Blvd.   

 

Monday, Nov. 14— Pacific Park Area: south of Barnes St., north of Sutherlin Dr., west of

Farmdale St., and east of Forest Blvd.

Driscoll Blvd. Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Belt St., and east of Northwest Blvd.

Shadle Park Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Wall St., and east of Belt St.

Audubon Park Area: south of Garland Ave., north of Northwest Blvd., west of Monroe St., and east of Northwest Blvd.

Downriver Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Riverview Dr., west of Meenach Dr., and east of Columbia Circle.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15— Pacific Park Area: south of Barnes St., north of Sutherlin Dr., west of

Farmdale St., and east of Forest Blvd.

Indian Trail Rd. Area: south of Johansen Rd., north of Francis Ave., west

of Cedar St., and east of Nine Mile Rd.

Shadle Park Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of

Wall St., and east of Belt St.

           Downriver Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Riverview Dr., west of Meenach Dr., and east of Columbia Circle.

            Northwest Blvd. Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Maxwell Ave., east of Pettit Dr., and west of Monroe St.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16— Indian Trail Rd. Area: south of Johansen Rd., north of Francis Ave.,

west of Cedar St., and east of Nine Mile Rd.

            Clark Park Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Division St., and east of Wall St.

Hillyard Area: south of Francis Ave., north of Wellesley Ave., west of Greene St., and east of Perry St.

Northwest Blvd. Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Maxwell Ave., east of Pettit Dr., and west of Monroe St.     

 

Thursday, Nov. 17—

            Indian Trail Rd. Area: south of Johansen Rd., north of Francis Ave.,

west of Cedar St., and east of Nine Mile Rd.

Hillyard Area: south of Francis Ave., north of Wellesley Ave., west of Greene St., and east of Perry St.

            Indian Canyon Area: south of Greenwood Rd., north of Sunset Blvd., west of Government Way, and east of Assembly St.

            Northwest Blvd. Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Maxwell Ave., east of Pettit Dr., and west of Monroe St.

 

The City will provide more leaf pickup information in its weekly Obstruction update. The leaf pickup schedule also can be found on the City's leaf pickup hotline at 456-2666 and on the City's web site at spokanestreetdepartment.org.

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