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CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 26, 2013 <br /> Contact: Mike Schmuhl <br /> Phone: 574-235-926 <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 adapt <br /> to weather conditions.Now that spring has arrived,the Street Department will start its annual <br /> leaf pick-up program. The Spring ReLeaf program will start on Monday,April 8 and run for two <br /> weeks, ending Friday,April 19. <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 street <br /> 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 crews <br /> from collecting the leaves. <br /> 3. Separate all trash and debris from leaf piles. Leaf crews cannot collect loose leaf piles <br /> contaminated with sticks,trash, and other debris. Trash contaminates the recycling <br /> process, and could damage the leaf vacuuming equipment. Crews will not pick up these <br /> piles, and the property owner will be responsible for disposal of 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 dispatched in <br /> the order the requests are received. <br /> The Street Department will only pick up leaves by request. Residents who would like to request <br /> a leaf pile pick-up should call the Bureau of Streets at 574-235-9244 between the office hours of <br /> 7:30 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. <br /> Residents who prefer to bag their leaves must call the Bureau of Solid Waste at 574-277-8823 to <br /> schedule a pick-up of bagged leaves. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CFfY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 • FAx 574/235-9892 • TTY 574/235-5567 <br />