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As the City’s curbside leaf collection program prepares to begin later this fall, Geneva residents will be able to track the contractor’s progress online for the first time.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three times using vacuum truck equipment. Every street will be targeted once during each of the three separate leaf pickups. Please note, each zone takes a few days to complete.Residents are required to rake their leaves to the parkway no later than 7 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled pickup week. Leaves placed on the parkway after the crews have passed will not be collected until the next scheduled date.The curbside collection zones and start dates can be found on the City's website. Residents living on State Street, Kaneville Road or Keslinger Road are part of Zone B. New this year, residents can find a collection progress map, which will be updated weekdays to track the contractor’s work through each round of the collection program.If crews finish a zone early, they may jump to the next area to work ahead of schedule. However, the contractor will return on the designated start date to make sure every street has been collected.Leaves should be raked to the parkway parallel to the street and about 12 inches behind the curb or edge of the pavement. Raking leaves into the street or curb/gutter can clog storm sewers, which can later result in street flooding.
Residents who are still looking to dispose of leaves in December can participate in the City’s leaf bag collection program. Leaves should be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must only contain leaves. Yard waste, mulch or grass clippings mixed with leaves will not be accepted.Bags can be left at the curb on residents’ regular garbage day.Full details about both the curbside and leaf bag programs can be found on the City’s website.