South Bend ReLeaf program announced for the coming month

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(Tommie Lee/MNC)

South Bend’s ReLeaf program starts Monday, November 2 and will run through December 3.

City crews will make two passes collecting leaves from neighborhoods, street by street, based on the schedule available at southbendin.gov/fallreleaf.

Residents WILL NOT need to call to request a pickup. All dates on the schedule are weather permitting and subject to change. Residents are advised to visit southbendin.gov/fallreleaf for the most up-to-date schedule.

Leaf pickup can be viewed in real-time via the Fall ReLeaf Live Tracker on the City’s homepage at southbendin.gov. The online map shows the status of different zones and leaf pickup on individual streets. Residents can type in their address or zoom in to find their streets. Note: The map will take a few seconds to load the data.

Below are guidelines that residents are asked to follow for the Fall ReLeaf program:

· Leaves need to be raked to the tree lawn area, NOT into the street, by 6:00 a.m. on the pickup date to ensure they are picked up.
· Leaves need to be free of sticks, trash and other debris or they may not be picked up.
· Cars should not be parked on top or in front of leaf piles along curb lines, as this hampers leaf collection.
· Leaf burning is prohibited and is a violation of City ordinance.

Residents participating in the City’s Yard Waste program can also put leaves in yard waste bins. The program offers weekly collection and runs through the end of November. Residents can call 311 with any questions.

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