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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Loose leaf collection update

Leaf vacuum equipment gets ready to suck up a pile of leaves


Crews from the Department of Public Works have completed leaf collection in Sections 1 through 10. Another full scale leaf collection in the City of Jackson is planned for spring 2020. No official start date has been selected. The City will inform residents when the program is starting again.


After nearly a two month break due to winter weather, the City of Jackson’s Loose Leaf Collection Program will resume on Monday, March 9 and take place throughout the spring. Department of Public Works (DPW) crews restart collection efforts by completing curbside pickups in Section 4. Following completion of Section 4, crews will move north to Section 7, which is the northeast section of the City. From there, the DPW will move west through Sections 8, 9, and 10. Since some blocks of the city were missed during the first collection, another full-scale collection effort will happen in Sections 1 through 10 this spring. 

Leaf collection was suspended in January due to winter weather. The DPW estimates leaf collection has been completed in 50 percent of the City. Collection efforts have experienced multiple challenges due to equipment delays and inconsistent weather patterns. With spring weather approaching, and more leaf collection equipment coming to the City, revived leaf collection efforts are set to speed up. Interim City Manager Jonathan Greene says the City is committed to completing leaf collection. “We understand the frustrations that residents have had with the speed of our new leaf collection program. The DPW expects the upcoming spring and future fall collections to go at a faster pace. The City thanks residents for their patience with our new program,” Greene said.

The City of Jackson will send out collection updates to residents when they’re available. Residents can expect to see crews using leaf vacuum equipment to pick up leaf piles and loading them onto trailers. Curbside leaves cannot be collected if parked vehicles are blocking them, so the City advises residents to look for updates. Updates will be sent out through CodeRED, the City’s mass communication system, and will be available on the City’s website, Facebook page, and the Leaf Collection Phone Line by calling 517-768-6088. Questions or concerns about leaf collection should be directed to the City’s “Report a Concern” feature on the City’s website.


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