The Elizabethton Street and Sanitation Department will begin curbside vacuum leaf collection Monday, Nov. 5. The service will continue through Jan. 31, 2013, or until all leaves have been collected.
The first round of collection should be covered by Dec. 1, with the second round completed by Jan. 1, 2013. The final cleanup is completed during the month of January.
Leaves should be raked in piles or windrows and should be placed at curbside only. A city official said the placing of leaves in the street, gutters or over storm drains is prohibited.
Crews will be servicing each area as soon as possible.
For those residents who only generate a small amount of leaves and wish to bag them, the sanitation crew will collect the bags on their regular garbage collection day, providing they are placed curbside with the other garbage containers.