MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Public Works Department will start its Spring Clean Up Program on April 1.
Branch and leaf collection will pass through the town one time this season. Leaf collectors will manage Merrillville’s residential yard waste.
Because the leaf collectors are vacuum units, only loose leaves will be collected from the curbside or the edge of the street. Keep leaves and branches in separate piles.
Branch and leaf collection will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013, and run through Saturday, April 13, 2013. There will be one (1) pick up for everyone.
The schedule is:
Week of April 1-6 - All Merrillville residents who live north of 73rd Avenue
Week of April 8-13 - All Merrillville residents who live south of 73rd Avenue
Collection will begin each day at 7:30 a.m. Have leaves and branches ready on the Monday morning of your collection week.
Before your scheduled collection week, place leaves in a narrow pile or row, in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb. If the area is without curbs, place leaves within five feet of the street.Do not rake leaves into the street, ditches or drainage swales.
Do not place leaves in cans or in plastic/paper bags. Only loose leaves will be collected.
Keep parked vehicles off the street during your collection week. Town crews will not return to the piles that are passed over due to vehicle obstruction.
If leaves and branches are not collected immediately, be patient, since crews will maintain collection order all week, despite inclement weather or unforeseen delays.
Yard waste placed for collection should be free of waste oil, chemical contaminants, tree limbs, cans, rocks, bricks, garbage, or any other foreign objects and substances.
Dumpsters will be provided for use by Merrillville residents during this period only. The program days and hours for dumping will be from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and Saturdays. Dumpsters are located at the Public Works facility at 13 W. 73rd Avenue. All residents must present a driver’s license to the public works office before dumping.
Contact the Merrillville Public Works Department at(219) 769-6784 or visit www.merrillville.in.gov.