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Wilmington’s Annual Leaf Collection Program Begins Monday, October 14, 2019

Post Date:10/08/2019 12:00 PM

The Department of Public Works will collect leaves on specific days in specific neighborhoods through December 20; The collection schedule is attached!

Wilmington’s Department of Public Works will begin the City’s Leaf Collection Program on Monday, October 14, and it will continue through Friday, December 20. City sweeper or vacuum trucks will collect leaves from the street in designated areas on scheduled days. (A collection schedule is included with this news release.) Residents are asked to sweep all leaves into the street, next to the curb, for collection.

Public Works Commissioner Kelly A. Williams reminds citizens that not all city streets can accommodate the City’s leaf vacuum vehicles. In those cases, residents should place their leaves into brown paper bags and place them at the curb next to your recycling bin for curbside pick-up on their regular recycling collection day.

Residents who use a private contractor for leaf removal are asked to coordinate leaf removal in accordance with the city schedule, or have the contractor bag your leaves in brown paper bags and place the bags at the curb next to your recycling bin on your recycling day. Also, residents wishing to arrange a community-wide leaf clean-up and schedule collection are asked to contact the Public Works Call Center prior to the event.

For more information on the City’s Leaf Collection Program, please contact the Public Works Call Center at 302.576.3878. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can find a copy of the 2019 leaf collection schedule here.

2019 leaf collection schedules can also be obtained from the City’s Municipal Complex at 500 Wilmington Avenue or from the following government offices in the Louis L. Redding City-County Building, 800 N. French Street:

  • Mayor’s Office (9th Floor)
  • City Council Office (9th Floor)
  • Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services (3rd Floor)
  • Department of Public Works (6th Floor)

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