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Crews will begin leaf vacuuming on October 12th and go through December 11th, weather permitting. The City is divided into three areas from Mississippi River to Rock River and crews work from north to south (1st Avenue to 52nd Avenue). Crews will begin working at the location they ended the previous day. Residents may view the leaf collection map indicating where crews are working or by calling the Leaf Hotline at (309)524-2407 to listen to a pre-recorded message.
Residents should rake leaves close to, but not on the roadway surface. Rocks, sticks, or other debris should not be placed in the leaf pile as they can cause damage to the equipment that can cause delays in vacuuming while repairs are being made. Residents should refrain from parking vehicles in front of leaves during leaf collection periods as this makes it difficult to maneuver the vacuums and the heat from car engines can ignite leaves.