Using two vacuum machines, Frankfort Street Department crews will begin this year’s leaf collection on Thursday, November 8 in the southeast quadrant of the city (south side of Clinton Street to Kelley Road to the east side of Jackson Street).
According to Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe, the smooth progress of Street crews’ collection service is largely dependent on a partnership forged with the community.
Please place your leaves as close to the curb as possible without putting them in the street. No other yard waste, including sticks and grass clippings should be in the leaf piles because they can clog up and do damage to our vacuums and can cause downtime to repair these problems.
We also request that vehicles not be parked near the leaf piles so our vacuums can collect them easily and quickly. Please keep them away from utility poles as well. Any thing you can do to keep leaves clear of any drains is appreciated as well. This keeps sewer maintenance crews from having clean storm drains and allows them to concentrate on other duties.
Leaves, brush and grass clippings always can be brought to the Street Department’s compost site at 905 Burlington Avenue, Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. to noon year-round.
Updates of which section of the city crews will be collecting leaves can be found on the Mayor and Frankfort Street Department Facebook pages as well as the Frankfort Street Department’s twitter page (@StreetFrankfort) as well as the cities website (frankfort-in.gov).
We will run leaf collection in each quadrant of the city and usually return to all quadrants as we wrap up the season. Thank you to everyone for your assistance during this process.