Get out and rake those leaves

November 5th, 2019 1:44 PM

Personal gardener Marni Curtis, of Oak Park, rakes up leaves into a pile on the street on Grove Avenue in Oak Park. The village is currently underway with the Fall leaf removal program with eight separate pick ups planned for sections throughout. The last pick up with be December 12. | ALEX ROGALS/Staff Photographer

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By Bob Uphues

Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Editor

November is raking season, and the leaves are falling fast and furious in Oak Park, which means the village's fall leaf removal program is underway.

Residents can rake their leaves into the street, and crews will come by to consolidate the piles and remove them once a week in each quadrant of the village through mid-December.

The graphic at left lays out which days the leaf removal crews will be sweeping through your part of the village, so time your raking with those dates in mind and avoid leaving huge piles in the street for too long.

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  • Heinz Schuller from Oak Park (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: November 8th, 2019 2:22 PM

    Might as well mulch. On my street, cars park on the piles overnight. So the sweepers come, make a bunch of noise at 3am, then leave without removing those piles. Not a great system.

  • Josh Vanderberg (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: November 7th, 2019 5:33 PM

    Second year mulching, and I am pretty happy with the results. It isn't quite as clean looking, but it's good for the lawn and easier than raking.

  • Deborah Risteen Mercer (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: November 7th, 2019 4:39 PM

    Or don't.

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