Autumn leaves are starting to fall.
The City of Henderson says its Public Works Department will soon start vacuuming leaves that have been raked to the edge of the street.
The Henderson Water Utility and Public Works is asking area residents not to rake leaves into the street, because they can get into storm-water drains and cause problems such as localized flooding when the drains are clogged with leaves. According to the City of Henderson, raking leaves into the street is, in fact, a violation of City ordinance.
Anyone with leaves that need to be picked up is asked to place them near the street or edge of their lawn so that the vacuum truck can reach them, and to keep them away from obstacles like parked cars. Also, avoid mixing sticks and debris with leaves if possible.
City crews also will collect bags of leaves. Area residents are asked to leave those separated from regular trash.
The Public Works Department will continue to vacuum loose leaves and collect bagged leaves until the end of the leaf season, which will likely run through Dec. 31 unless weather conditions cause a need for an extension.
When your loose leaves or bagged leaves are ready for pickup, call the Public Works Department at 270-831-1234 to get on the collection schedule. Anyone with questions can also call the Public Works Department.