The leaves are best disposed of by mowing your lawn, as this will ground them into mulch, which is best for your winter grass. If you need help with mowing or raking, please do not hesitate to call our Youth Department, as we have a Youth Community Chores Program. They can be reached at (708) 229-3377.
However, if you choose to rake them, or use a blower, we remind you to fill your green cans first; you can also use the paper lawn recycling bags that are available at any hardware store. Waste Management WILL take those bags.
Excess leaves can be brought the curb. The Street Department is making their way through the neighborhoods, but they are not on a set schedule. Yes, you can expect to see a heavier presence of them in the coming weeks, but we urge you to use those containers first. Keep in mind that, with the first measurable snow, the trucks will be converted into snowplows...so please use those yard waste receptacles if the loose leaves are a concern to you.