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Got leaves? Here’s how to dispose of them in Roseville

Programs aims to prevent leaves and debris from clogging drains, washing into waterways
By: Staff Report
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The city of Roseville’s Fall Front Yard Leaf Pickup Program begins Nov. 5 and runs through mid-January.

The program aims to keep fall leaves and debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into creeks and streams, which disturbs the sensitive ecological balance and threatens plants and wildlife. To participate in the program:

Unbagged leaves

  1. Visit the city’s leaf pickup map at www.roseville.ca.us/leaves to see if you qualify for this option, which typically includes areas heavily populated with trees.
  2. Pile loose leaves from the front yard only in the street in front of your house. Keep the pile away from parked cars and out of gutters. City crews come through the area every couple of weeks during the duration of the program.
  3. Any piles containing green waste, branches, limbs, rocks, animal waste or metal will not be picked up.
  4. Bagging is permissible in this area (see below for restrictions), but will be picked up during the normal rotation. Do not call the Community Bulletin Board.

Bagged leaves

  1. If you do not qualify for the unbagged option, place front yard only leaves in a sealed bag. Each bag must weigh less than 40 pounds.
  2. Place the sealed bags in your driveway near the curb or in the street away from standing water and out of the gutter so you do not impede water flow.
  3. Call the Community Bulletin Board at (916) 774-5842 and specify number of bags to be collected. Crews cannot remove leaves from gated or private communities.
  4. City crews pick up leaf bags starting at 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. They will not take any bags containing green waste, branches, limbs, rocks, animal waste or metal.

For more information, call (916) 774-5790.