In the 1960s, the vacuum-leaf program, which serviced public medians, was offered to selected streets with a very high volume of leaves. The purpose of the program is to reduce the hazard of leaves being in the street or getting into the storm drains. In 2000, the Urban County Council voted to provide the service one time per year to all residential properties in the Urban Services Area. As more residents use Waste Management’s yard waste services (Lenny cart, paper bags and drop-off locations) the vacuum-leaf volume has decreased by almost 50% from 1,700 tons in 2006 to 900 tons in 2010.
Leaves should be raked to the curb but not into the street. If there are no sidewalks on your street, rake the leaves to the edge of your yard. If your sidewalk goes to the edge of the street (such as Versailles Road) and there is no curb, leaves should be raked to the edge of your yard, but not onto the sidewalk.
Fayette County residents can also drop off leaves at the Haley Pike composting facility, 4216 Hedger Lane (off route 60). The schedule is listed below:
Haley Pike - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Closed on Wednesday). Open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.