FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Decorah Street Department
Press Contact: Jeremy Bril, City Engineer, 563-382-2157
Curbside Leaf Collection to Begin on October 17th
Decorah, IA (October 17, 2022) – The City of Decorah will begin curbside collection of leaves starting on Monday, October 17th. The City will be alternating through each Ward on a different day of the week. Leaf collection will occur in each Ward on the following dates:
- Ward 1: Mondays – 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, and 11/14
- Ward 2: Tuesdays – 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15
- Ward 3: Wednesdays – 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16
- Ward 4 and Ward 5: Thursdays – 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17
Due to changes based on the 2020 census data, the City’s Ward boundaries are slightly different from last year. A map of the current Wards is available on the City’s website.
Leaves must be placed behind the back of the curb; they may not be placed in the street.
Leaves must be in the boulevard before 7:00 AM on the scheduled pick-up day and should be raked into windrows within 5 feet of the back of the curb. Residents who have a special circumstance that does not allow for leaves to be placed within 5 feet of the back of the curb should contact the Street Department. Please do not park vehicles within 60-feet of windrows so equipment has adequate room to safely collect the leaves. The City is reminding residents that curbside collection is for leaves only; all other yard waste must be taken to the City’s Yard Waste Site.
In addition to the curbside leaf collection, leaves can be deposited in the designated area at the City’s Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road which is currently open on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 6 PM and Saturdays from 7 AM to 11 AM. Keys can also be checked out from City Hall to access the Yard Waste Site.
Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.
This is an official city press release. Modifications of any kind are prohibited without express written consent of the author. Any reprint or broadcast of this information must include this entire communication.
Click here for the Leaf Collection Map And Schedule
PLEASE REMEMBER: City crews will do their best to stay as close to the published schedule as possible. Crews may work
ahead of schedule when possible, but work will still take place in areas as shown on the map on the scheduled days.
Likewise, equipment breakdowns or inclement weather can slow progress and could alter the collection schedule. Residents
are always encouraged to deposit their leaves at the City’s Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road.
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