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Leaf pickup in City will begin Monday

Elizabethton’s Street and Sanitation Department will begin curbside vacuum leaf collection Monday, Nov. 2, and continue through January 31, 2021 or until all leaves are collected, a spokesman for the department said. 
“The entire city should be covered by December 1. The second round should be completed by January 1, with the final clean-up completed by January 31, 2021. Leaves must be raked in piles or windrows and should be placed at curbside only. The placing of leaves in public streets, gutters, or over storm drains is expressly prohibited. 
City personnel ask for the public’s patience during the period, as crews will be servicing each area as soon as possible. For those citizens who generate only a small amount of leaves and wish to bag them, the Sanitation Crews will collect the bags on their regular garbage collection day providing they are placed curbside with the garbage container(s). 
“We sincerely ask for your cooperation during the leaf collection period so that the process may be accomplished as efficiently as possible,” the department spokesman said.