Twice a year, the Redwood Falls streets department sweeps hundreds of tons of leaves and other yard debris off the streets and sends it off to the city compost site.
In addition to keeping several thousand cubic yards of waste from going into the city’s sewer system, the twice-annual cleanup keeps the Minnesota and Redwood Rivers cleaner.
The city’s annual autumn residential leaf and grass cleanup is set for this week.
The city will only clean up materials that can be composted, such as leaves, grass, and garden waste.
As always, set it out in the street for pick up. No bags or containers will be accepted. Neither will tree limbs or branches.
If you leave materials out in front of your residence that can’t be composted, the city will pick it up at a different time, with the cost of removal billed to the property owner.
Material will only be picked up on the scheduled days.
A map showing the different sections appeared in last Monday’s Gazette, on Oct. 21.
The scheduled pickup will be as follows:
• Section #1 – Monday, October 28
• Section #2 – Tuesday, October 29
• Section #3 – Wednesday, October 30
• Section #4 – Thursday, October 31
• Section #5 – Friday, November 1
For more information, contact the city at 507-637-5755.