Mowing, mulching an alternative to raking leaves

Team Radio Marketing Group - January 5, 2017 2:57 pm

Want to get rid of the leaves piling up in your yard? Don’t forget that mowing and mulching leaves is a great option that provides a healthier, greener yard.

Another option for getting rid of your leaves is backyard composting, which provides a rich soil for next spring’s plantings.

However, if you still want to rake, the City of Ponca City’s Autumn Leaf Collection continues until Jan. 13.

The City is asking that residents who wish to have their leaves removed to please follow these guidelines.

  • Bag your leaves if possible. Bagged leaves placed in the regular refuse collection area will be collected free of charge at the rate of 10 bags per pickup day.
  • Loose leaves should be placed within three feet of the front curb but not in the street gutter to avoid clogging storm drains. Leaves found blown or raked into the street may result in a citation (per city code).
  • No uncontainerized leaves will be collected in alleyways.
  • No mulched leaves or leaves mixed with grass will be collected except by special pickup.

The City’s Crew will be working the city section by section, so we ask for the public’s patience during this time. It may take two weeks or more to collect the leaves due to the large volumes expected.

Leaf collection is available by special pickup anytime during the year. Call 767-0411 for information on special pickups. Special pickups carry a minimum charge of $37.21.


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