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Elkhart Street Department worker Robert Nelson uses a leaf blower Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 to move leaves into Blaine Avenue as he works with a crew to remove the annual autumn load of leaves. After the leaves are in the street they are loaded into large trucks and hauled away. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)
Elkhart City of Elkhart picking up leaves

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 8, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.

The city of Elkhart will begin leaf pickup today, April 8.

The city street department prefers the leaves be bagged, but if residents have a large amount and can’t use bags, leaves should be piled near the curb.

The city also requests residents do not include any trash, grass, limbs or twigs, concrete or asphalt with the leaves.

Collection is being done on a case-by-case basis and residents should contact the city when the leaves are ready for pick-up. The street department phone number is 293-5518.