Lexington's 2013 leaf-collection program, in which the city sends a truck that vacuums up leaves into neighborhoods, is scheduled to start Monday, Nov. 18, and continue through December. There will be no leaf collection on Thursday, Nov. 28, or Friday, Nov. 29, because of Thanksgiving.
Fayette County residents who receive city waste-collection services will get one vacuum pickup.
For a complete listing of streets and when those areas will be serviced, see the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government website, www.lexingtonky.gov/leaves.
Residents are asked to rake their leaves into piles in the service area between the sidewalk and the street, but not into the street. Piles should contain only leaves; other objects, such as tree limbs and rocks, can injure crew members or damage equipment.
Leaves also may go into the city's Lenny yard-waste containers or into 30-gallon paper yard-waste bags available at grocery stores and other retail locations. The bags are free to those who live in the Urban Services area. Coupons for the bags have been distributed by mail.
Additionally, individuals can also take up to two pick-up truck loads of leaves a month to the Haley Pike composting facility free of charge.
Those who did not receive leaf-bag coupons, or who have any questions about leaf pick-up, may call LexCall at 311 or 859-425-2255.