The leaves are starting to change colors which means the leaf cleanup season is right around the corner.
Clinton Public Works Director Steve Lobb says while the busy leaf cleanup season for his crews is still a few weeks away, some leaf cleanup efforts may be underway now. He reminds residents the yard waste facility is open now and those yard waste items can be taken there.
When the leaf cleanup season comes around, Lobb reminds residents it is City of Clinton ordinance leaves can be swept to the pavement. He says it is hard to predict though when their equipment will begin rolling.
According to Lobb, around late October and early November is when their leaf-vacs really get going and start to cycle through the community on a regular basis.
Lobb notes they break down the City of Clinton into five zones, targeting one zone per day and then moving on to the next. Weather permitting, they try to get to your leaf pile within five days. He also notes the efficiency of their operation is very weather dependent and after rains, they have to wait a day or two for the leaves to dry out so their vacs can work effectively.