City of Lenoir Public Works creates new leaf collection schedule

LENOIR, NC (October 29, 2019) — Leaves are finally starting to fall in the City. To help residents plan their yard work, the Public Works Department has created a leaf collection schedule.

Public Works Director Jared Wright said the schedule will help keep staff on track. It also will give residents an idea of when crews will be in their neighborhood to pick up leaves.

“We get a lot of calls every fall from people asking when leaves will be picked up,” Wright said. “This schedule will give the public an idea of when we’ll be collecting in their neighborhood.”

The schedule divides the City into four routes. Each route gets a total of three weeks for staff to collect leaves on that route.

• Route 1 is the northwest quadrant of the city. Staff will collect leaves on that route the weeks of Nov. 4, Dec. 2, and Jan. 6.

• Route 2 is the northeast section. Crews will pick up that route the weeks of Nov. 11, Dec. 9, and Jan. 13.

• Route 3 is the southeast quadrant. Staff will collect leaves in that area the weeks of Nov. 18, Dec. 16, and Jan. 20.

• Route 4 is the southwest area. Crews will pick up that route the weeks of Nov. 25, Dec. 30, and Jan. 27.

“Of course, this schedule may fluctuate,” Wright said. “We may have rain days when we can’t pick up, or we may have other issues that arise.”

But the goal is to stick to the schedule as much as possible. Wright said routes three and four should be a little faster than routes one and two. If crews get behind on the first two routes, they should be able to catch up on the last two.

“We understand that when residents do yard work, they don’t want leaf piles sitting around for weeks,” Wright said. “We’re going to do everything we can to stick to this schedule.”