fall leaves 300 x 300HENDERSON, Ky. (12/6/17) — If residents have leaves that haven’t been collected, rest assured that they will be picked up, city officials announced.

The city of Henderson Public Works Department has faced a perfect storm this season with the loss of a sweeper truck to a fire, larger quantities of yard debris being left for pick up by the city and in relation to the fact that most of the leaves fell simultaneously.

Public Works Director Brian Williams indicated that in November, city crews picked up 50 tons more leaves than in the same month last year.

“Now we’re in December, and I expect we’ll go through mid-January,” Williams said, adding the department has had a lot of calls about leaves. “It’s been one of those years.”

Residents are asked to continue piling leaves near the street or edge of lawns so the vacuum truck can reach them. People should keep from placing them into the street, where they can clog up storm drains.

Homeowners may also bag leaves to keep them contained. City crews will collect up to 10 bags during regular trash collection times.

The Public Works Department will collect all bagged leaves and continue to vacuum until the end of the leaf season, city officials reported. Two crews are out working on leaves a daily basis to offer this service to city residents.

Call the Public Works Department at (270) 831-1234 for questions. If residents have called in to report leaves raked and ready, they have already been placed on the leaf pickup list.

“We’ll get to your loose leaves and bagged leaves as quickly as possible,” Williams said. “We appreciate your patience.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Donna Stinnett

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