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Harrisburg extends leaf collection into late December

These street trees in Harrisburg still have most of their leaves.

Does it seem like leaves have dropped late this year?

The city of Harrisburg thinks so, so is extending its leaf collection program through Dec. 20. Originally, leaf collection was supposed to end next week.

The city’s tips for leaf collection are:

  • Put leaves in brown paper bags at the curb the night before street sweeping. Plastic bags are not accepted at the composting site.
  • If you’re unable to bag your leaves, you can pile them into the street the night before street sweeping. Please be sure not to block drains.
  • Follow the posted street cleaning schedule even if your collection day is a holiday. There will be no leaf collection on holidays.

For questions on leaf collections, residents can call the city at 311. For street sweeping questions, contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.

There is one caveat. If there is a major snowfall before Dec. 20, leaf collection will cease for the year, according to the city.

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