City begins to clear streets of dead leaves - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

City begins to clear streets of dead leaves

SPOKANE, Wash. - City crews will begin clearing leaves from Spokane streets on Monday, and will continue to clean the roadways through mid-December. 

Removing the leaves from the streets helps prevent clogged storm drains and make driving safer during winter snow and ice.

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.

People looking to get rid of leaves in their yards can take them to the waste-to-energy facility and the solid waste transfer stations.  They will accept up to 100 pounds of yard waste for free.  A charge of 35 cents per 20 pounds is added for yard waste exceeding the 100-pound limit.

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System says fallen leaves also make for good composting material.

The leaf pickup schedule for Nov. 10 through Nov. 12, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 10

  • Woodridge Area: south of north City limits, north of Barnes Rd., west of Wieber Dr., and East of Comanche.
  • Driscoll Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Belt St., and east of Northwest Blvd.
  • Audubon Area: south of Garland Ave., north of Northwest Blvd., west of Monroe St., and east of Northwest Blvd.

                      

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • Woodridge Area: south of north City limits, north of Barnes Rd., west of Wieber Dr., and East of Comanche.
  • Driscoll Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Belt St., and east of Northwest Blvd.
  • Audubon Area: south of Garland Ave., north of Northwest Blvd., west of Monroe St., and east of Northwest Blvd.
  • Pacific Park: south of Barnes St., north of Sutherlin St., west of Farmdale St., and east of Forest Blvd.
  • Shadle Park: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Wall St., and east of Belt St.

Wenesday, Nov. 12

  • Shadle Park: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Wall St., and east of Belt St.
  • Indian Trail Area: south of Johansen Rd., north of Francis Ave., west of Cedar St., and east of Nine Mile Rd.
  • Downriver Area: south of Northwest Blvd., north of Riverview Dr., west of Meenach Dr., and east of Columbia Circle.
  • Clark Park Area: south of Wellesley Ave., north of Garland Ave., west of Division St., and east of Wall St.

Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15

No Leaf Pickup. Pickup will resume on Sunday, Nov. 16, and the hours of pickup will be between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. for the rest of the season.

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