RESIDENTS REMINDED TO REFRAIN FROM RAKING LEAVES INTO STREET

 

September 21, 2012 – With dry weather conditions, some trees in the city of Midland have become stressed and are dropping leaves earlier than usual. Only a small percentage of trees have been impacted; overall, trees in the city are still green and the leaves are hanging on. 

 

With this in mind, the Department of Public Services (DPS) reminds residents that the City of Midland fall leaf collection program has not yet begun and residents should refrain from raking leaves into the street at this time.  Instead, leaves should be placed in kraft paper compost bags with the 35-cent collection stickers, or in blue yard waste bins with the City’s annual collection sticker. 

 

DPS will announce the start of the Three Free weeks of pickup and leaf collection from the street after there has been a significant leaf drop. 

 

Residents are encouraged to watch the local media, MGTV-96, the City of Midland website (www.midland-mi.org), or call the leaf hotline at 989-837-3405 for more information regarding the start of Midland’s fall leaf collection program.

 

For questions or additional information, contact DPS at 989-837-6900.

 

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