The City of Lodi's annual leaf removal program, which began Nov. 12, ends Jan. 11.
Some tips for residents to ensure their leaves are picked up and keep storm drains open:
-- Rake leaves beyond the toe of the gutter. This keeps the water flow unobstructed and prevents leaves from being carried into storm drains.
-- Do not place leaves in plastic bags. The bags are not recycleable.
-- Leaf piles containing prunings, lawn clippings or flowers will not be picked up.
-- Please do not park cars on the street on pick-up days until after clean-up crews pass. Sweepers have difficulty maneuvering around parked vehicles.
-- If leaf piles are placed in the street after clean-up crews pass, they will not be picked up until the next cycle. Collection crews begin work at 6:30 a.m.
-- The city is divided into 10 districts for leaf pickup. It takes approximately 10 working days to complete a cycle.
-- A leaf pickup scheduled will be published in the Lodi News-Sentinel every Saturday until the season ends, usually mid-January.
-- If you need additional yard and garden waste carts, contact Central Valley Waste Services at (209) 369-8274.
Thank you for helping to keep the City streets clean!
Jan. 7-Jan. 11 schedule
District 4: Monday, Jan. 7
District 5: Tuesday, Jan. 8
District 6: Wednesday, Jan. 9
District 7: Thursday, Jan. 10
District 8: Friday, Jan. 11