Nov 2, 2009 8:15 PM by Bill Folsom
City street workers in Colorado Springs are trying a new way of encouraging community members to properly get rid of fallen leaves from of their yards. Through the month of November, street sweepers in your neighborhood are a signal that a city dump truck is nearby and for the first time there is permission to bring yard leaves to the truck and the city will haul them away. "This year it's different from before," according to Streets Operations Manager, Ken Winckler, "They can bring their bags of leaves to those staging trucks and our operators will dump them into the truck for them."
There's hope this will keep more people from pushing leaves from their yard out into streets. The city can fine residents for putting yard debris into the street or drainage area. Instead Street Managers hope offering a dumping alternative will encourage proper disposal.
If you miss the dump trucks in your neighborhood the city also has a Saturday drop-off option on November 7, 14 and 21. The location is 1845 S. Hancock Expressway. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.