For the remainder of the leaf season, have your leaves out by 6:00 a.m. on Monday and they will get to them during the week. There are so many leaves coming down and it takes longer to get through the neighborhoods. Please keep the leaves away from mailboxes and structures. The leaf vac won't go near them.
If they haven't been to your neighborhood yet they will be out next week. The heavy winds on Sunday caused higher than normal leaf fall this week. They are anticipating next week to be even worse so they are running behind.
If Groot is your waste hauler and you live in unincorporated Fremont Township this service is available to you!
A few things I have learned are :
When the leaves are wet, they will not all vacuum into the hose so Groot takes what they can as they pass through. That is why they come through 6 times and not just at the end of the leaf season.
Groot will not get close to any signs or mailboxes or anything that might get damaged so all leaves must be a good foot or two away from anything in the yard or they will not approach them. The hose is heavy and can cause damage if it gets in contact with objects.
Some guidelines to keep in mind:
· The vac hose reach is 6’ so piles will need to be as close as possible to the road. Please keep leaves above curb and out of storm sewer. Avoid filling ditches, which can result in clogged culverts and storm sewer in the event of heavy downpours. Make sure you bring the leaves as close to the street as possible. The hose may not reach if you don't.
· Avoid parking along the street on leaf pickup days. If your car is parked in front of the leaves they can not vacuum them.
· This service is for LEAVES ONLY. Please do not include sticks, soil, trash, or metal which can damage the vac’s blades. If you need stickers for bags, they can be purchased at the Jewel customer service desk.
· Approach this service with reasonable expectations, given the unpredictable variables that exist. We will try our best to communicate the dates a day or two ahead of time. We also anticipate snow, ice, rain, and wind to throw in curveballs.