Get those leaves on the curb by Friday — the last day of pick-up by the village before it begins to prepare its leaf-collecting trucks for winter operations.
Place leaf piles on the parkway near the curb. Small piles of leaves or sticks and garden debris should be put into paper bags for collection on your normal garbage day as they may become buried under an early season snow fall.
The village asks residents not rake leaves into the street as leaf nutrients leach out by rain end up flowing into storm sewers and into our lakes and river.
Additionally, the village encourages residents mulch leaves by mowing them into their lawns. Chopped up leaves feed lawns and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.