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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />MEDIA ADVISORY <br />Friday, March 12, 2010 <br />Noon <br /> <br />Contact: Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications & Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> Sam Hensley, Director of Streets, 235-9244 <br /> Jack Dillon, Director of Environmental Services, 277-8515 <br /> <br />Spring Releaf & Yard Waste Pick-up in South Bend <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />SPRING RELEAF <br />The City of South Bend will begin the annual Spring ReLeaf program next Monday, <br />March 15. The program will be offered, on a call-in basis only. “Operation Releaf set record <br />numbers last year with over 82,000 cubic yards collected and almost 30,000 cubic yards more <br />than the previous year,” stated Mayor Luecke. “South Bend residents did a great job with leaf <br />clean-up last year and we were able to recycle all of these leaves and avoid adding them to area <br />landfills thanks to our program at Organic Resources.” <br />The Division of Streets is planning another aggressive road improvement program for <br />2010. According to Sam Hensley, Director of Streets, “before our crews begin our in-house <br />paving and repairs this year, we would like to complete the Spring ReLeaf program which is an <br />important part of South Bend’s Clean City effort. Call-in pickup is the most efficient means for <br />leaf pickup and helps to conserve fuel and keep down costs for labor and vehicle maintenance.” <br /> All residents are encouraged to rake their loose leaves to the curb, and then call the <br />Division of Street at 235-9244 for pick-up. <br /> See important guidelines on the next page. <br />-more- <br /> <br />