Courtesy of the Idaho Falls Street Division, residents will once again receive help with leaf collection beginning Monday, Oct. 18. City residents are asked to rake their leaves into the curb the week prior to their scheduled pick-up dates. The Street Division will pick the leaves up and haul them away.
LEAF COLLECTION MAP & SCHEDULE
For those who would rather bag the leaves or are unable to rake the leaves to the curb during the scheduled collection dates, the Sanitation Division will do a one-time curbside pick-up of bagged leaves. To schedule a pick-up call (208) 612-8491. The bags cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
Residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off the street during their scheduled dates to make leaf collection safer and more efficient for the equipment operators. Please do not pile branches or other debris with the leaves. The leaves will be turned into mulch and made available to residents in the spring.
The leaf collection schedule will repeat – weather and time permitting – as long as leaves accumulate and conditions warrant. The schedule may vary slightly due to workload and weather.
“We are waiting long enough for most of the leaves to fall from their branches, but not too long or they will be buried under snow,” explains Kerry Hammon, public information officer. “We appreciate the community’s patience as we work with Mother Nature’s unpredictable schedule.”
In accordance with city ordinance, property owners must keep trees trimmed 13 feet above the road surface at the curb and 15 feet above the road surface at the centerline to allow room for the street sweepers to travel under the trees without damaging the equipment or the trees.
The collection schedule is linked above and posted on the homepage of the city’s website at www.idahofalls.gov. Residents can also call the Street Division at (208) 612-8490 to find out when their neighborhood is scheduled for collection.
Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with city staff, contact Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon at (208) 612-8122 or [email protected].