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City of Milwaukee residents have until November 15 to rake their leaves into curb lanes for pick-up

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is reminding residents that they have through November 15 to rake their leaves into the curb lanes for pick-up.

DPW Sanitation crews are currently collecting leaves and will make one last sweep of all City neighborhoods after November 15, weather permitting.

Important reminder: Rake your leaves into the curb lane - one (1) foot away from the curb. Make sure to keep leaves away from storm drains and sewer grates. Do not put leaves in paper or plastic bags – keep them loose.

NOTE: It takes about two weeks for leaf collection operations to cycle through the entire City. After the final leaf pick-up cycle, residents are encouraged to mulch their leaves and leave them on their lawn, compost them, or take them to a City Drop-Off Center for composting.

More tips for a successful fall leaf collection:

  •  Do not put leaves in garbage carts
  • You may place garden debris and other soft plants or weeds on top of leaf piles
  • Pumpkins – Place them in your garbage cart or compost them
  • Do not put brush into the street – place it on the grass next to the curb. Call 286-CITY (-2489) through November for a pick-up. Brush is defined as woody stalks such as tree branches and bushes.
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