Break out the rakes, starting this week and next, local municipal leaf pickup will begin for residents in DeKalb and Sycamore.
In Sycamore, pickup will begin Monday, Oct. 18 for Sycamore, according to the City of Sycamore website. And in DeKalb, pickup will begin the following Monday, Oct. 25 and run through the last week of November, weather permitting, according to a recent post from the City of DeKalb.
For both cities, residents’ leaf piles will be collected Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents that choose to take part should rake their leaves into a narrow row parallel to the backside of the curb. Vacuum trucks will be on routes looking to pick them up. Be aware, leaf piles need to be free of debris such as large tree branches and rocks. Please do not brush the piles onto the street to help prevent street flooding.
Be aware, although crews may be working in your section, it does not mean they will be on your street every day. With that being said, Waste Management services encourage cooperation in ranking early and often. Please place your leaves in a biodegradable paper bag, or dedicated container marked “landscape waste only.” Bags must weigh less than 50 pounds.
For more information in DeKalb, contact the Public Works Office at 815-748-2040. Sycamore Public Works can be contacted at 815-895-3545.