Leaf burning is not allowed within the Knox city limits. A no burn ordinance has been on the books for several years. Now that leaves are falling, city officials want to remind citizens and make sure they know their options.
The street department is picking up leaves each day. They must be placed along the side of the street, not in the alley. Additionally leaves should not be bagged, as they are more difficult to manage. Garbage collectors will not pick up leaves.
Residents can also drop off leaves and grass clippings to the city’s compost area behind city hall at the corner of Shield and Mound Streets.