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SpU TH 8F <br /> � G <br /> z s <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 16, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson, Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND STREET DEPARTMENT <br /> KICKS OFF SPRING RELEAF PROGRAM <br /> South Bend The City of South Bend Street Department shifts gears every season to <br /> adapt to weather conditions.Now that spring has arrived, the Street Department will start <br /> its annual leaf pick up program. The Spring ReLeaf program will start on Monday,March <br /> 19 and run for two weeks, ending Friday, March 30. <br /> Here are some helpful steps from the Street Department for pick up: <br /> 1. Rake leaves to the curb line, but avoid raking them into the street, as this will plug <br /> street drains after rainfall, causing them to flood. <br /> 2. Avoid parking on top or in front of leaf piles along curb lines, as this restricts the <br /> crews from collecting the leaves. <br /> 3. Separate all trash and debris from leaf piles. Leaf crews cannot collect loose leaf <br /> piles contaminated with sticks, trash, and other debris. Trash contaminates the <br /> recycling process, and could damage the leaf vacuuming equipment. Crews will <br /> not pick up these piles, and the property owner will be responsible for disposal of <br /> contaminated piles. <br /> 4. Burning of leaves is totally prohibited and in violation of City code. <br /> 5. Provide the exact address for the location of the leaf pile, and crews will be <br /> dispatched in the order the requests are received. <br /> The Street Department will only pick up leaves by request. Residents who would like to <br /> request a leaf pile pick up should call the Bureau of Streets at 574-235-9244 between the <br /> office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. <br /> Residents who prefer to bag their leaves must call the Bureau of Solid Waste at 574- 277- <br /> 8823 to schedule a pick up of bagged leaves. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261• FAx 574/235-9892 <br />