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Leaf Collection FAQs

When will the leaf collection program start?
How can I download a street map of the zones?
The leaf collection crew will not be in my neighborhood for a couple of weeks and I really want my leaves removed. Is there anything I can do?
Do you have a question that is not answered here?
If I choose to use a yard waste container or the yard waste bags, are there any other guidelines I need to follow?
What do I need to do as a resident to be ready for leaf collection?
How do I know when my leaves will be collected?
Who is eligible for leaf collection?
What happens to all those leaves after they are picked-up?
I am a landscaper or a contractor. What do I do with the leaves I collect?
How many leaf collection vacuum pickups will be made in my zone?
Q: When will the leaf collection program start?
A:
The Leaf Collection Program will begin on Monday, November 18, and will continue through Friday,
January 3, 2014.
Q: How can I download a street map of the zones?
A:
A map is available here.
Q: The leaf collection crew will not be in my neighborhood for a couple of weeks and I really want my leaves removed. Is there anything I can do?
A:
There are several options available to you. Residents have the option of utilizing their Lenny yard
waste container or the 30-gallon paper yard waste bags which are available at a variety of
local retail stores. The bags are free for those who live in the Urban Services Area.
Qualifying residents should have recently received coupons in the mail. Those who did not
receive them or who need more can call LexCall at 311. The Lenny cart and the yard waste
bags will be picked-up on the homeowner’s regularly scheduled pick-up day. Individuals
can also take leaves to the Haley Pike composting facility free of charge. There is a limit of
two pick-up truck loads per month. Additionally, some residents may also make a compost bin in
their yard where they turn their yard waste and kitchen scraps into a soil nutrient for their own lawns. Our best recommendation is mowing your lawn weekly with a mulching mower so you can put nutrients back into your lawn.
Q: Do you have a question that is not answered here?
A:
Then call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255.
Q: If I choose to use a yard waste container or the yard waste bags, are there any other guidelines I need to follow?
A:
Yes – Please only put yard waste in those containers. Yard waste is defined as organic material from our yards and includes leaves, grass clippings, shrub trimmings and tree limbs.
Q: What do I need to do as a resident to be ready for leaf collection?
A:
That's easy! After determining when the Leaf Collection Crew will be in your neighborhood, all you
need to do is rake your leaves to the area in between your sidewalk and the street. (Do not rake your
leaves into the street. You can receive a citation or fine.) You will need to have this done the Sunday
before your collection week. For example, if the crew will be working in your neighborhood the week
of November 28, have your leaves raked by Sunday, November 27, to ensure they will be
collected. Also, vehicles must be removed from the street when leaves are being collected. Leaves
will not be picked up where vehicles are parked in front of leaves.
Q: How do I know when my leaves will be collected?
A:
There are a number of ways to find out when the Leaf Collection Crew will be working in your
neighborhood. You can visit the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) website
(www.lexingtonky.gov/leaves) for a complete listing of streets and when those areas will be serviced.
You can also call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255 to speak with someone from the city.
Q: Who is eligible for leaf collection?
A:
If you live in the Urban Services Area, then you are eligible for this program. To better define it, those
who receive trash collection through the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of
Waste Management qualify for this service. Those residents who have private collection or
other services for trash collection do not get leaf collection.
Q: What happens to all those leaves after they are picked-up?
A:
The leaves, along with other yard waste collected by the LFUCG, are composted to make mulch that is used by local landscapers and nurseries. The LFUCG Division of Waste Management gives away the mulch to Fayette County residents on a quarterly basis.
Q: I am a landscaper or a contractor. What do I do with the leaves I collect?
A:
Landscape contractors can take leaves to the landfill composting facility on Haley Pike or to other private facilities in town for a nominal fee.
Q: How many leaf collection vacuum pickups will be made in my zone?
A:
Only one pickup will be made in each zone this year.

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