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Posted on Oct 15th, 2011

BOWLING GREEN, KY- Bowling Green Public Works will begin testing their loose leaf pickup equipment next week in preparation for the fall season. Starting Monday, October 17, residents will be able to request loose leaf pickup by calling the Leaf Hotline at 393-3333. Pickups will be conducted once a week through October 28.
While equipment is being tested, pickup by request is not guaranteed. Pickups by work zones will begin in Zone 1 on Monday, October 31.
Dates may change depending upon weather conditions, equipment breakdown, or variations in the foliage density and rate of leaf fall between zones. The rate of leaf fall typically begins slowly, peaks around mid-November, and then dwindles through the end of December.
Zone pickup dates, zone descriptions and leaf pickup guidelines are already published on the city's web site at  and will be published in the November and December CityPage in the Daily News, in the November and December CityPage articles in SOKY Happenings, and on Government Access Channel 4. Pickup dates will also be available on a weekly basis via the Leaf Hotline (393-3333).
October 17:  Begin testing equipment and taking individual pickup requests from citizens.
October 31 (Tentative): Leaf Season zone pickup begins starting in Zone 1. Individual request pickups discontinue when zone pickups begin.
November 24 & 25:  No leaf pickup due to Thanksgiving holiday
December 23 & 26:  –No leaf pickup due to Christmas Holiday
December 30:  –Daily leaf pickup by zone officially ends
January 2:  —No leaf pickup due to New Year’s Holiday
January 3 thru January 27:  – Leaf pickup resumes on a call-in basis. Pickup will also be accomplished as needed to re-establish free drainage. The Leaf Hotline is active at this time.  For more information about the pickup dates and zones, call the Leaf Hotline at 393-3333.
MEDIA INQUIRIES: For more information about the Public Works Loose Leaf Pickup crews and procedures, call Bobby Phelps at 393-3363.