New Lenox plans new free leaf-collection program
By Erin Gallagher Sun-Times Media August 17, 2012 11:28PM
The village of New Lenox soon will launch a new, free leaf-collection program.
Starting Oct. 1, the village will provide free leaf collection without brown bags. Leaves must be placed correctly, about 12 inches from the curb on the grass. Leaves cannot be on the street or behind obstacles, such as parked vehicles, trees, mailboxes or fire hydrants.
The new program is being added to the existing program. The village also will collect bagged leaves Oct. 25 to Nov. 30 on the regular garbage collection days.
To complete the new program, which also ends Nov. 30, crews will begin on the north side of town and work south. The village hopes to collect leaves at least once a week, administrator Kurt Carroll said.
Senior citizens over the age of 65 qualify for up to 10 free yard-waste bags per household.
For more information about any of the leaf-collection services, call (815) 462-6400.