Leaf pick-up begins

It’s time for Chico residents to rake their leaves into the street

The city of Chico’s popular leaf pick-up program begins Nov. 1, when city residents are encouraged to rake their leaves into piles or rows on the street in front of their houses, but away from the curb to allow for water drainage.

Because the city does not allow leaf-burning, the city’s pick-up program—which runs through Jan. 5—is a welcome perk for city residents.

Piles should not be more than four feet high, should not obstruct bicycle lanes or block storm drains, and should not include limbs, prunings, grass clippings or trash. Also, leaves should not be placed in plastic bags or any other type of container.

When the program ends, leaves should be placed in residents’ curbside yard-waste containers for pick-up. At any time, leaves may be taken to the city’s compost facility on Cohasset Road. For more information, call 894-4200 or visit www.chico.ca.us. Yard waste is also accepted at the Neal Road Landfill.