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2017 Spring Leaf Pickup Info

by John Travis
Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Contact:           Mark Jones, Streets Department Superintendent, 231-922-4901

Spring Leaf Pickup

General Information


TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Streets Department is asking for your cooperation leading up to the annual Spring Leaf Pickup program.

The date for the leaf pickup program will soon be posted.  It will be determined based on weather and snow melt conditions.

Please DO NOT rake your leaves into the street.  Leaf pickup will begin on a Monday, so you will be able to begin placing leaves into the street on the Friday before the program starts.

Please remember, other than the scheduled dates for spring loose leaf pickup and brush pickup, it is against City ordinances to place anything in the City streets, alleys or rights-of-way.

Excessive debris in the street can cause flooding from plugged catch basins, hampers street sweeping efforts to pick up sand left from winter street maintenance, and allows more debris to enter the catch basins.  Whatever enters the catch basins drains to Grand Traverse Bay, so please help us in the effort to keep the streets and bays clean.