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City of Centralia to Start Leaf Vacuuming October 15th

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

The City of Centralia has announced Republic Service will start leaf vacuuming services for residents on Monday, October 15th. The vacuuming service will last for eight weeks ending on Friday, December 14th. Landscape waste and limbs will be collected every week in approved paper bags.


The following tips have been provided by the City to make the process as smooth as possible:


1. Please rake your leaves to within four (4) feet of the curb but DO NOT place leaves on the street or in the gutter as they will clog the storm drains. This is typically the area between the sidewalk and the curb.


2. Please DO NOT place leaves behind or near obstacles such as mailboxes, trees, hedges, fences, etc. If there are any obstacles preventing your leaves from being picked up, they WILL NOT be picked up.


3. Please avoid parking vehicles in front of piles of leaves on the day that they are to be collected. The vacuum trucks require a MINIMUM of forty five (45) feet of curb access to safely operate. If a vehicle blocks access to the leaves, they WILL NOT be picked up.


4. Please DO NOT mix trash, yard waste such as limbs, weeds, grass or any other material with the leaves. Yard waste mixed with leaves causes safety concerns and equipment malfunction. These items should be placed in approved paper bags for weekly collection or bundled properly.


Leaf collection will begin at 6:00am and will end by 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. If you have concerns, contact City Hall at 533-7622, Public Works at 533-7640, or Continental Waste Industries at 618-867-3397.

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