Leaf pick-up effort continues
SANDPOINT — The city has scheduled its annual city-wide leaf pickup to start Thursday, Oct. 15.
This year’s pickup started a little earlier in the season than in past years due to it being modified to a continuous pickup through Nov. 20, officials said. City residents are encouraged to move leaves onto the street as they fall, instead of waiting until the end of the season and crews will pick them up continuously over the next month.
In response to citizen feedback, the city rented a sweeper more equipped for this type of work than the city-owned sweepers. Crews are hopeful this approach will have less impact on the stormwater system and prevent large piles of leaves accumulating in the street. The continuous sweeping will replace the single week of leaf pickup performed by large loaders.
To ensure this service is successful, please help by keeping leaf piles knee high or lower. Branches and bagged leaves will not be picked up.