The Chandler Street Department will begin the fall leaf collection program on Monday, Nov. 17. On specific collection dates, residents should rake leaf piles to the edge of the road in front of the residence; piles should not be placed in ditches, alleys, or driveways. Leaf piles should be free of rocks, limbs, trash, and other debris. This year, the program will run for approximately three weeks, excluding holidays.
The crew will operate on the following schedule:
Mondays – South (Blue): includes all areas south of Lincoln Avenue
Tuesdays – Northwest (Red): includes areas north of Lincoln Avenue and west of Iowa Street
Wednesdays – Central (Purple): includes areas north of Lincoln Avenue between Iowa Street and State Street
Thursdays – Northeast (Green): includes areas north of Lincoln Avenue and east of State Street
As you rake your leaves, please be aware of storm water issues. Leaf piles should be kept away from ditches and culverts to prevent blockages. Obstructed ditches are in violation of Storm Water ordinances and could result in fines. If the edge of the road adjoins a ditch, please wait to rake the leaves to the edge of the road until a day or two before your scheduled pick-up day to help prevent any possible drainage issues; if possible, try to keep the leaves out of the lowest point of the ditch. Please call the Street Department at 812-925-6213 with any questions or concerns.