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CITY OF SOUTH BEND SPRING LEAF PICKUP SERVICE BEGINS Page 1 of 3 <br /> � v%• 'Building a 21St Century City " <br /> ' rs Stephen J. Luecke, Mayor <br /> RELEASE FROM: FOR RELEASE: <br /> Stephen J. Luecke, Mayor Friday, April 8, 2005 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND SPRING LEAF PICKUP SERVICE BEGINS <br /> 0 <br /> Operation Spring Releaf, a part of the City of South Bend's Clean City Initiative, will begin on Monday, April <br /> 11. The spring leaf pickup program will operate on a call-in basis. This leaf pickup program is specifically for <br /> loose leaves. If you have LOOSE LEAVES raked to the curb, call the Bureau of Streets at 235-9244. If you <br /> have BAGGED LEAVES placed at the curb, call the Bureau of Solid Waste at 277-8823 for pickup by Solid <br /> Waste crews. (Please do not place bagged leaves in alleys.) <br /> Last fall, the City picked up nearly 77,000 cubic yards of compacted leaves, the equivalent of a 3 foot high <br /> stone wall, 18 inches thick and 87 miles long — nearly the distance from South Bend to Chicago! Most <br /> importantly, all of these leaves were diverted from our landfill. The City's on-going investment in the leaf <br /> pickup and yard waste programs also helps keep South Bend looking clean and attractive for our residents <br /> and visitors. <br /> Mayor Luecke encourages all residents to partner with the City to protect and conserve our environmental <br /> resources. South Bend's yard waste is recycled at the City's Organic Resources Facility, thereby diverting <br /> this material from our community's landfill and providing quality mulch for reuse. Residents can reap the <br /> rewards of their efforts by going to Organic Resources to pick up high quality mulch and compost for free if <br /> you self-load, or at a minimal sliding scale fee if you request assistance with loading. Organic Resources is <br /> located at 4340 Trade Drive, off of Nimtz Parkway just '/4 mile west of Bendix Drive. Organic Resources is <br /> open 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday. Please call 287-6841 for more information. <br /> For more information on Spring Releaf, contact Sam Hensley, Superintendent of Streets, 235-9244. <br /> For more information on Yard Waste Pickup, contact Jack Dillon, Director of Environmental <br /> Services, 235-8515. <br /> 2005/040805 SpringReLea£htm 1/13/2006 <br />