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Spring Leaf Vacuum Collection Extended

The Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling Division began operating leaf vacuum trucks in April. Due to unfavorable spring weather conditions, the trucks will continue to run through Friday, May 11. Residents can expect leaf collection on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume. If service is slowed by weather or volume, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling Division will strive to reach any missed properties 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, signs, 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 City's yard waste collection program, visit CityofCR.com/leaf or call (319) 286-5897.

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