With temperatures dropping, and leaves changing colors, fall is officially here. It is important to dispose of leaves early and properly this fall season to avoid a fine.
A local ordinance in East Lansing prohibits yard waste such as leaves from being deposited in parks, streets, or any public property.
In an effort to help the residents of East Lansing, bulk leaf collection will be offered six times through the October and November months.
Leaf collection will start on the city’s east side during the weeks of Oct. 15, Oct. 29, and Nov. 13.
During the weeks of Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and Nov. 19, leaf collection will happen on the city’s west side.
“The more you get out to the curb, we get collected early, the less there is a risk of getting stuck with snow if winter comes earlier. So rake earlier and try to keep on schedule,” said Ronald Lacasse, Infrastructure Administrator City of East Lansing.
This collection service is free to anyone living in single family households, duplexes, and households with one to four units. Residents need to rake their leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. Monday during the week of their collection date.
Bagging the leaves isn’t necessary.