Knox residents are reminded that spring leaf pick-up will begin next week on Monday, April 1st.
The first week of leaf pick-up will run from the first day of April through Friday, April 5th. Leaves will be picked up again during the week of Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd.
All leaves should be put in front of residences, next to the curb, on the street, in a long row, not in alleyways. Be sure to keep all trash out of your leaf piles so the vacuum can pick them up.
City officials shared that contractors will not pick up bagged leaves. If you wish to store your leaves in bags to keep them from blowing away in the meantime, that is permissible, but they should not be bagged during the pick-up dates or they won’t be taken away.
During the time in between pick-ups, those living within the city limits have access to the city compost pile.
According to information from the Mayor’s Office, if you wish to drop off leaves, grass, garden material or brush you should remove the material from bags or containers before putting them in the designated area behind City Hall, on the corner of Shield and Mound Streets.
Citizens are also reminded that by the Knox City Street Department will continue to pick up branches and limbs each Thursday. However, street department employees will not take away brush remaining from professional tree removal jobs. According to the City’s policy on the matter, that material is the responsibility of the removal company.