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Chico Leaf Pick-Up Program Begins

The free service helps keep streams and storm drains clear of the millions of beautiful Fall leaves that can create some serious problems.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 7:42 AM

Chico, Calif.-- Not sure what to do with all the beautiful fall leaves that tend to just bury your yard at this time of year?

Well, if you rake them up, the city of Chico will come get them for you.

The free program starts today and runs through the end of December.

Piles should be shorter than four feet tall, and stack them up about a foot from the curb.

Also, try not to block bike lanes or pile leaves too close to storm drains.

"This is a great service for the community that gives people an answer for what to do with all those leaves they have, it helps keep our creeks and streams clear of the extra loading and prevent localized flooding from leaves getting into the storm drains," said Public Works Manager Skyler Lipski.

Remember, this is for leaves only - no plastic, trash or even branches.

If you have so many leaves that you just can't wait for pick-up, you can drop them off for free at the city's compost facility on Cohasset Road.

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