A sure sign of spring: the leaf vacuum trucks are back on the streets in Cedar Rapids. Starting this morning, the CR Solid Waste and Recycling workers are back with the big
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – April 1, 2014 –  Starting Monday, April 7th, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be operating leaf vacuum trucks.  The trucks will run through Friday, May 2nd.  Residents can expect colle

ction of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume.  If the service is slowed by weather or volume, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will strive to reach the property the next day.

Residents should place leaves in long rows on the grass or parking area beside the street for collection. Leaves must be kept out of the street and away from obstacles like mailboxes, sign poles and trees.  The vacuum truck will not collect leaves from alleys.  Leaf piles should be free from brush and debris.  Sticks and twigs can be placed in the YARDY cart for collection and litter should be bagged and placed in your garbage can.  Please do not park cars in front of leaf piles; the truck will not be able to collect the leaves.
For more information about the Solid Waste & Recycling Division’s yard waste collection program please visit www.CityofCR.com/Yardy or call (319) 286-5897.