Indianapolis leaf collection begins Monday

Indianapolis leaf collection. (WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — If you're planning to rake up your leaves this weekend, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works will start collecting them on Monday.

Collection will last four weeks.

Here are a few guidelines to follow during leaf collection:

  • Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather.
  • Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pickup.
  • Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on your normal trash day.

While raking leaves, DPW asks that you clear leaves from storm drains to prevent drainage and flooding problems. Also, don't rake or blow leaves into the street.

The collected leaves are taken to the South Side Landfill where they are composted. You can pick up the resulting mulch in the spring at no cost.

A reminder that you can not burn leaves in Marion County.

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