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Indianapolis Public Works leaf collection underway

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The leaves are falling, and Public Works is ready to pick them up.

The city government department provided details for residents on Friday:

  • Residents can leave up to 40 bags of leaves for pickup per week on their regularly scheduled collection day during the four-week collection period — Monday through Dec. 3 — at no additional cost.
  • Place leaves in plastic bags. No paper bags.
  • Keep bags at least 3 feet from your trash cart for easy pickup.
  • Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on the normal trash day.

Leaves should not be raked into the streets in Indianapolis.

Leaves are taken to the South Side Landfill for composting. Residents can pick up the mulch in the spring at no cost.

Also, Public Safety warns, burning leaves is illegal in Marion County.

Find more information on the city government’s website. Anyone with questions may call the Mayor’s Action Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays when city government offices are open at 317-327-4622.