General Town News

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Town of Cornelius Leaf Collection

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Every autumn the Town provides leaf pickup to the residents of Cornelius. The staff works as diligently as possible when collecting leaves. The Town operates 3 leaf machines between the beginning of November and mid-February.

There is no set schedule on when the crews will be in any particular location. It is difficult for the Town to have a set schedule for when they will be on a particular street because of the unpredictability of the weather and amount of leaves to be picked up. During periods of heavy leaves, it may take 3 weeks between collections.

One way to ensure leaves are picked up on a regular basis is to bag the leaves. Part of the Town’s garbage and recycling contract includes yard debris. This is picked up every week the same day as trash service. Republic will collect up to 20 bags per week. If the bags are clear, you can tie them shut, but if they are any other color, they need to be left open so the drivers can see what is in the bags.

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