Marlene Feist, Director of Strategic Development, Public Works & Utilities, 509.625.6505
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:48 p.m.
City of Spokane crews are starting leaf pickup activities on City streets Monday, Nov. 12, with work beginning in the Audubon area.
Leaf pickup is expected to continue until the middle of December. The crews generally will begin on Spokane’s North Side, then moving to the South Hill, and finishing more in the core. Streets cleared of leaves provide safer driving conditions during winter snow and ice. Removing leaves from the streets also helps prevent clogged storm drains.
The City’s leaf pickup service is intended to remove only the leaves that naturally fall into the streets. Residents should not rake leaves into the street.
A detailed neighborhood leaf pickup schedule is available at on the City’s web site. An online map at that site also will track the progress of leaf pickup. The need for snow removal can delay this schedule.
Being aware of the leaf pickup schedule is helpful because the City is asking residents to move their vehicles from the streets when leaf pickup crews are expected. Crew can work on leaf pickup seven days a week, with activities planned between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Residents do have options for getting rid of the leaves in their yards.
Fallen leaves also are great composting material. The City’s solid waste experts recommend using one part brown materials, such as fallen leaves, to two parts green material, such as grass clippings. For more information on composting, check out information on the City’s web site.