The City of Manitowoc 2017 leaf pickup is scheduled to begin on October 2, 2017. Leaves are scheduled to be picked up once a week on your street sweeping day. The bulk of leaf pickup is expected to be October 9th through November 17th weather permitting. The goal is to complete pickup in each section each week. Depending on weather, volume of leaves and equipment, there may be times a section is not completed. Please be patient, leaves will be picked up the following week. Please never park vehicles over leaf piles.
There is a residential NO PARKING BAN from 7 AM to 3 PM on the day of your pickup, which is the same day as your Street Sweeping Parking Ban. Vehicles parked on the street between 7 AM and 3 PM will be ticketed. This is being implemented to facilitate picking up the leaves much faster.
NO BRUSH OR GARDEN WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP. Residents may take brush and garden waste to the Manitowoc County compost sites or contact a private hauler. For information about the compost sites call 683-4333.
STREETS WITH A PARKING LANE
If your street has a parking lane, leaves should be placed in the parking lane of the street in front of your residence the evening before your street sweeping day. No leaves will be removed from the terrace (grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb). Leaves will be picked up on your street sweeping day from the parking lane only. This is being done to pick up the leaves faster, and in an effort to leave the terrace looking better after pick up. Please make sure that you do not place leaf piles near or over catch basins.
STREETS WITHOUT A PARKING LANE
If there is no parking lane on your street, there is no change, and leaves should continue to be placed on the terrace. Please place loose leaves in an open area of the terrace away from trees, light poles, mailboxes or any other obstacles to assist in speedy collection and to minimize damage to equipment.
Safety for residents and crews is important. If you see crews picking up leaves, please give them room. Large equipment backs up frequently, and we want everyone to be safe.
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For additional information, contact the Department of Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, Monday – Friday at 686-6550 or check out our website at www.manitowoc.org. After hours call the Department of Public Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division information line at 686-6555.