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      Donâ??t put your leaves on the streets

      The city of Escanaba is experiencing some issues with leaf collections. They would like to remind the community that Public Works only picks up leaves and yard waste during the fall months.

      Until then, residents are encouraged to bring their leaves to the Delta County Landfill Compost Facility at 5701 19th Avenue North. This is a free service for all Delta County residents.

      The city said putting leaves near the curb at this time can lead to issues.

      â??That causes a lot of problems, especially with the rain, it can wash into sewers,â?? said Escanaba city engineer Bill Farrell. â??And, we still have the sand from winter that weâ??re trying to get picked up with the sweepers, which is why we donâ??t collect leaves in the spring. We just donâ??t have enough time.â??

      Fall leaf collection typically starts in October.

      For more information on proper yard waste disposal, call Public Works at (906) 786-1842.