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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Updates on loose leaf collection locations

Leaf vacuum equipment gets ready to suck up a pile of leaves

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will continue on Friday, Dec. 13.  Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves in Section 2 and Section 3. In Section 2, collection efforts continue in the Essex Heights neighborhood, with crews collecting leaves on Broadcrest, Brighton, Dale, Parkwood and Glen. In Section 3, crews will also be collecting leaves on First, Sulgrave, Colfax, Heyser, and Park.  Residents are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will continue on Thursday, Dec. 12.  Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves in Section 2 and Section 3. Work is complete in Section 1. In Section 2, collection efforts continue in the Essex Heights neighborhood, with crews collecting leaves on Oakridge, Glen, and Grovedale. In Section 3, crews will also be collecting leaves along Fourth Street south of W. Michigan Avenue throughout the day.  Residents are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2019

Loose leaf collection will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves in Sections 1 and 2. In Section 1, collection efforts will focus on the east-west streets such as Oakdale, Glenwood and Gettysburg between S. Wisner and S. West. In Section 2, work continues in the Essex Heights neighborhood on Brighton, Parkwood, Audubon, Crescent and Broadcrest.  Residents are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will continue on Tuesday, Dec. 10.  Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves in Sections 1 and 2. In Section 1, collection efforts will focus on S. Grinnell Street near Franklin Street before moving on to S. West Avenue.  In Section 2, DPW crews will collect leaves on Briarcliff Road in the Essex Heights neighborhood, and then also turn their attention to S. West Ave. Residents are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 7 & SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will continue on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Starting on Dec. 7, Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves in Section 1 on S. Grinnell Street and S. West Avenue. Once work is complete in Section 1,  crews will move to Section 2, and collect leaves on Sunburst Drive, Essex Park Lane, Cascade Drive, Creglow Drive and surrounding streets in the subdivision. Residents are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will continue in Section 1 on Friday, Dec. 6. Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves on S. Webster Street between Union Street and Gettysburg Avenue. Once work is complete on S. Webster Street, collection activity will move to S. Grinnell Street. Residents on S. Webster and S. Grinnell are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2019 

Loose leaf collection will take place in Section 1 on Thursday, Dec. 5. Department of Public Works crews will be using vacuum equipment to collect loose leaves on S. Bowen Street. Once work is complete on S. Bowen Street, collection activity will move to S. Webster Street. Residents on S. Bowen and S. Webster are asked to please remove vehicles from streets so crews can reach leaves placed curbside.

MORE ABOUT THE NEW LOOSE LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM: 

New leaf vacuum equipment is out in full force for the official start of the New Loose Leaf Collection Program. The loose leaf collection started in Sections 1 and 2, which are in the southwest area of Jackson, on Monday, Nov. 25. Collection will continue in those sections throughout the rest of the week. 

The City of Jackson recently purchased new equipment that crews from the Department of Public Works will use to vacuum loose leaves that are place in parkways, which is the area between street curbs and sidewalks. At a meeting in October, the City Council voted to cancel the Bagged Leaf Pickup Program in favor of the New Loose Leaf Collection Program to make yard cleanups more convenient for residents. The City currently has one leaf vacuum trailer in use, with a second trailer coming soon. 

The loose leaf collection is taking place now through December, with DPW crews working during daylight hours up to six days a week. Crews will start in Section 1 and move east through Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5. After Section 5, crews will move north to Section 6 and continue collection west through Sections 7, 8, 9, and 10. Crews will move onto the next section after collection efforts are complete in that area. A map of leaf collection sections is available online and was mailed to Jackson residents.

This is an entirely new approach that is different from how the City has conducted leaf pickup in the past. Residents are now allowed to rake loose leaves into parkways. If residents don’t have a parkway, they are asked to please place loose leaves on the edge of their property near the curb. The City is advising residents to not rake leaves past the curb into the street. Fines may be imposed if loose leaves are placed into the street. Loose leaves on streets damage roadways and clog storm drains. For a visual example of where to place leaves, watch the video that's posted at the bottom of the page. Bagged leaves will no longer be accepted. Loose leaves will be the ONLY material collection. Leaf piles that contain trash or yard waste will not be collected. The City is also asking residents to remove parked vehicles from streets when collection is underway in their neighborhood. Leaves will not be collected if vehicles are blocking curbs.

There are various ways residents can stay up to date on when leaf collection is coming to their area:

-Signing up for the City’s CodeRED system to get phone, email and text updates.  

-Looking for updates on the City’s website.

-“Liking” the City’s Facebook page for regular updates.

-Calling the City of Jackson Loose Leaf Collection Phone Line at 517-768-6088 to hear regular updates on collection activity.

Questions about leaf collection should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 517-788-4170.


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