October 13, 2013

City of Menasha leaf collection begins Monday, October 14.  Don't worry if your leaves haven't all fallen yet as collection crews will be in each neighborhood several times before the November 27 final pick up date.  Collection crews divide the city into multiple districts to ensure equal distribution of the collection equipment throughout the community.

You can place leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste out for collection at this time following these guidelines:
  • Place leaves loosely on the terrace, not on the street. Your cooperation will reduce street drainage problems and inlet clogging. Keeping leaves on the terrace rather than in the street keeps phosphorus out of the rivers and lakes decreasing algae blooms next summer
  • Grass clippings and garden stalks must be shorter than 12 inches in length.
  • Separate leaves from the brush. Brush collection is the first full work week  of every month on your regular refuse collection day.
In the event of an early snowfall or not getting leaves out to the terrace by your last scheduled leaf collection day, the city drop-off site located at the Public Works Facility on Baldwin Street is available for use. After November 23rd, hours for the drop-off site will change to 7:00am until 3:00pm , Monday through Friday only. 

Consider composting your leaves on site this year by either running them through your mulching mower or composting them in a compost bin in your yard to create rich soil for your gardens in the future.
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