Lexington's Division of Parks & Recreation has announced plans for the 2011 leaf-collection program, which is for residents whose trash is picked up by the city.
The program will begin Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 22.
Unlike in previous years, neighborhoods will receive only one vacuum pick-up.
The Sunday before their scheduled collection week, residents should rake their leaves into piles in the service area between the sidewalk and the street. These piles should contain only leaves since other objects such as rocks and tree limbs can injure crew members or damage the equipment.
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Residents also could use their Lenny yard-waste container or 30-gallon paper yard-waste bags that are available at a variety of local stores. The bags are free with coupons for those who live in the Urban Services Area.
Qualifying residents should have recently received coupons in the mail. Those who did not receive them or who need more should call LexCall at 311.
The Lenny cart and the yard-waste bags will be picked up on the resident's regularly scheduled pick-up day. Individuals can also take leaves to the Haley Pike composting facility free of charge. There is a limit of two pick-up truck loads per month.
All collected leaves, along with other yard waste collected by the city, are composted to make mulch that is used by local landscapers and nurseries. The Division of Waste Management gives away mulch to Fayette County residents on a quarterly basis.