This fall, the city of Wheaton reminds residents of its procedures for leaf disposal.
Place leaves in containers 33 gallons in size or smaller, or in biodegradable bags. Containers or bags must weigh less than 50 pounds when filled. Each container or bag requires a green leaf sticker, which is available at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., and at many local grocery and hardware stores. Advanced Disposal also takes credit card orders by phone by calling 630-587-8282.
Please note that leaf burning is not permitted. It is also illegal to rake or blow leaves onto the street, as this practice can clog storm sewers and cause flooding.
If possible, please help remove leaves and sticks near the storm sewers that are near your house to help them function properly.
Leaves will be collected on the same day as your regular garbage and recycling pickup through Dec. 13, 2013.
An environmentally friendly alternative to placing your leaves out for collection is to compost leaves into mulch for your yard.
SOURCE: City of Wheaton