The leaf cleanup season is off to a late start in central Illinois and local authorities are reminding residents of community regulations as we await the arrival of the city-wide clean up efforts.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers indicates there is a city ordinance in place that bans the burning of leaves in the community. He encourages residents in Clinton to take advantage of the yard waste facility on the city's southeast side.
The Public Works Department in Clinton annually takes on a city-wide cleanup program during the heavy fall leaf clean up season. That program has yet to start but Chief Lowers says another option for getting rid of leaves is to wait on them.
Keep it to Regional Radio News and DeWittDailyNews.com for the very latest on the fall cleanup program in Clinton and when the streets department plans to get that underway.
Chief Lowers reminds residents there is still some farm machinery out as the harvest continues to wrap up. He says when taking rural roads to give yourself a few extra minutes and to be mindful of farmers out with their heavy equipment.