GREAT FALLS — The City of Great Falls annual leaf pickup program in the Boulevard District will begin on Monday, October 21, and run through Wednesday, November 6.
A news release says that for homes within the Boulevard District, the Natural Resources Division will vacuum leaves from the boulevards. The City Street Division will be sweeping streets in conjunction with the leaf pickup.
To avoid obstructing traffic or clogging storm drains, residents are being asked to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the street gutter. If you place leaf piles in the street gutter, rain, snow and vehicles driving on the piles make it impossible to pick up the leaves. Piles with branches, grass clippings, garden waste and pet waste cause damage to the equipment and will not be picked up. Please arrange for pickup of those items with your sanitation provider.
Please have your leaves raked out to the boulevard by 7 a.m. the morning of your scheduled pickup. If leaves are not ready when crews go through scheduled areas, the crews and vehicles will not backtrack for collection in that same day.
Streets and avenues in each area will be cleaned on alternate days. Please remove vehicles from the street and avenue on the scheduled pickup day to allow for vacuuming as well as street sweeping. Hours of crew operation are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday –Friday.
Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, personnel availability, or unforeseeable emergencies. All schedule changes will be posted on the City website or the Park & Recreation Facebook page .