The LFUCG Division of Streets and Roads has announced plans for this year's leaf collection program, which is for Fayette County residents who receive waste management collections from the city.
The program will begin on Nov. 26 and will continue through Jan. 4, 2013. Again this year, citizens will receive a single vacuum pick-up. To find out when the leaf collection crew will be working in various neighborhoods, individuals should visit the LFUCG website at www.lexingtonky.gov/leaves for a complete listing of streets and when those areas will be serviced. Citizens may also call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255.
Once a resident has determined when the crews will be in their neighborhood, they will need to rake their leaves into piles in the service area between the sidewalk and the street. Do not rake leaves into the street. This is hazardous and unsightly and can bring a citation and/or fine. The leaves will need to be raked the Sunday before your scheduled collection week. It is requested that these piles only contain leaves since other objects such as rocks and tree limbs can injure crew members or damage the equipment.
Residents also have the option of utilizing their Lenny yard waste container or the 30-gallon paper yard waste bags which are available at a variety of local retail stores. The bags are free for those who live in the Urban Services Area. Qualifying residents should have recently received coupons in the mail. Those who did not receive them or who need more can call LexCall at 311. The Lenny cart and the yard waste bags will be picked-up on the homeowner’s regularly scheduled pick-up day. Individuals can also take leaves to the Haley Pike composting facility free of charge. There is a limit of two pick-up truck loads per month.
All collected leaves, along with other yard waste collected by the LFUCG, are composted to make mulch that is used by local landscapers and nurseries. The LFUCG Division of Waste Management gives away the mulch to Fayette County residents on a quarterly basis.