Leaves in the sewer system are a big problem for communities and the City of Alton wants to try and prevent that. The Public Works Department will be sending around leaf vacuum trucks over the next few weeks to all seven wards of the city to pick up the leaves that you rake to the edge of your property.
Alton City Council Liaison Kimberly Clark:
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If you want your leaves to be vacuumed, just rake them to the edge of your yard, but not into the street or on the curb. If you miss the pick up dates, or want them picked up sooner, you can call public works to schedule a pick up from the city PACUP crew.
Dates of pick up for Alton:
M E M O
TO: All Departments
FROM: Robert Barnhart, Director of Public Works
SUBJECT: Leaf Vacuum truck Schedule for 2015/2016 season
The City provides a leaf vacuum service for leaves raked to the edge of the yard. Leaves should NOT be raked into the street or on the curb as this causes clogging issues within the City's drainage system. Those who rake leaves into the street or on the curb are in violation of City ordinance and subject to citation. Alton Public Works will operate the vacuum trucks in each ward according to the following schedule:
Ward 1: 12/7/2015 to 12/11/2015
Ward 2: 12/14/2015 to 12/18/2015
Ward 5: 12/21/2015 to 12/24/2015
Ward 7: 12/28/2015 to 12/31/2015
Ward 3: 01/04/2016 to 01/08/2016
Ward 4: 01/11/2016 to 01/15/2016
Ward 6: 01/18/2016 to 01/22/2016
Leaf vacuum trucks will NOT return once they have provided service to a particular street. For those who miss the vacuum truck deadline or wish to have their leaves picked up sooner, PACUP will collect bagged leaves on a limited basis upon request by calling Alton Public Works. The City of Alton will not provide vacuum truck services after 2/1/2016.
For more information, call Alton Public Works at 463-3530.