The Salisbury Township Public Works Department will begin curbside vacuum leaf collection starting Monday, Oct. 29.
The collection will begin on the east side in the First Ward and continue westward through mid- to late December, weather permitting.
Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road prior to pickups, which are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The work crews generally cover the township several times. Please note the large number of trees in Salisbury make it impossible to guarantee a set pickup date.
From the Salisbury Township website:
"Please do not place pieces of wood, steel, rocks, concrete, trunks, etc. on the leaves in an attempt to hold them down. These objects cause extensive damage to the leaf machine and place them out of service at substantial expense to the taxpayers in both time and money.
"In order to pick up leaves by mechanical means, it is necessary to dump the contents of the plastic bags or other containers into the gutter areas. Crews will not empty bags or containers; this is the responsibility of the residents. Branches, shrubbery, etc. will not be picked up. They will be left behind and are the responsibility of the property owner for removal and disposal.
"To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, please keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled. The crews will not rake leaves from under or between parked cars.
"If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (610) 797-4000."