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o '´┐Żo <br /> ty r"CE y+ <br /> 2865 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> MEDIA ADVISORY <br /> Thursday,March 23,2006 <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 /> CITY OFFERS SPRING RELEAF <br /> AND YARD WASTE PICKUP <br /> As part of its Clean City initiative,the City of South Bend is again offering its Spring <br /> ReLeaf program, for two weeks only, Monday,March 27 through Thursday, April 6. All <br /> residents are encouraged to rake their loose leaves to the curb, and call the Bureau of Streets for <br /> pickup, at 235-9244. To conserve fuel and to keep down costs for labor and vehicle <br /> maintenance, loose leaf pickup will be available on a call-in basis only. <br /> Bagged leaves and bagged or bundled yard waste pickup is available now, also on a call- <br /> in basis, until April 6. Please place bagged or bundled yard waste at the curb, and call the <br /> Bureau of Solid Waste at 277-8823 for pickup. <br /> NOTE: Residents are reminded that in order to protect our air quality,burning of leaves <br /> is completely prohibited in the City of South Bend and is a violation of City ordinance. <br /> South Bend's yard waste is recycled at the City's Organic Resources Facility, thereby <br /> diverting this material from our community's landfill and providing quality mulch for reuse. <br /> City residents can reap the rewards of their efforts by going to Organic Resources to pick up high <br /> quality mulch and compost for free if you self-load, or at a minimal sliding scale fee if you <br /> request assistance with loading. Organic Resources is located at 4340 Trade Drive, off of Nimtz <br /> -more - <br />