Julie Happy, Division Communication Manager of Business and Developer Services, No Phone Number Available
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:23 p.m.
It’s time to clean up all those beautifully colored leaves that have fallen from the trees. This is an important community effort and process as streets cleared of leaves provide safer driving conditions during winter snow and ice. Additionally, clearing leaves from storm drains helps prevent clogging and water pooling into the streets.
Being aware of the leaf pickup schedule is key to a successful pickup experience. Knowing when crews are in your area and removing vehicles from the streets ensures your neighborhood is cleared of as many leaves as possible.
Pickup times for various locations and neighborhoods can be found on our Leaf Pickup page. In addition, people can call the Leaf Hotline (509.755.City) for information on the next day's work areas.
Even after scheduled pick up is complete, continuing to keep storm drains cleared prevents pooling of water and unsafe conditions.
There are many options available for disposal of leaves that have fallen into yards:
Remember not to rake leaves onto the street. Leaves that fall into a yard are the property owners' responsibility. City crews remove only the leaves that fall naturally into the streets.