Manteca’s annual citywide leaf collection effort is now underway.
Leaf collection will continue through Jan. 5. The city’s leaf crew will be collecting the leaves on the day before regular street sweeping days, which occur every other week in residential areas.
Residents can determine which day their area is swept by viewing the map at http://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/pwt/stdiv/streetswp.pdf.
All residents who wish to participate are requested to place leaves only in loose piles in the street. They are also asked to refrain from making leaf piles until the day prior to their scheduled leaf pickup day.
Leaves should be at least one foot out from the curb gutter. City crews ask that you please make sure that leaves do not clog the gutter and block the flow of rainwater. Leaves bagged in plastic will not be picked up.
Residents with smaller quantities of leaves are encouraged to place the leaves in their yard waste (green) cart for collection.
All other garden trimmings such as grass clippings and tree prunings are not included in the leaf collection program. Place these items in the yard waste collection bin (green cart) or compost them in your own backyard.
Anyone with questions should contact the Public Works streets office at 209.456.8462 or by using the “Contact Us” button on the top of the City’s home page (www.ci.manteca.ca.us) and selecting the “Other (Streets)” topic.