Alton residents needing to get rid of the leaves in their yards can rake their leaves to the end of their yards for the next several weeks. The city is running its leaf vacuum truck now through January 16. The truck will be in each aldermanic ward for one week, beginning this week in Ward 1.
Public Works Director Bob Barnhart says this is an effort to keep the leaves out of the storm sewers.
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Vacuuming is scheduled for Ward 2 next week, Ward three the following week, and so on. At the conclusion of this schedule, the leaf vacuum truck will no longer run but PACUP will be available on a limited basis to pick up bagged leaves until February 27, 2015.