The Department of Public Works has announced that the City of Ferndale's annual curbside leaf pickup program will begin on Oct. 16, 2017, and run through Dec. 1.
The City provides complimentary curbside leaf pickup to residential streets each fall between mid-October and the end of November. Every street receives four biweekly pickups according to the east-west schedule:
Week of Oct. 16: Entire city
Week of Oct. 23: East of Woodward
Week of Oct. 30: West of Woodward
Week of Nov. 6: East of Woodward
Week of Nov. 13: West of Woodward
Week of Nov. 20: East of Woodward
Week of Nov. 27: West of Woodward
To have your leaves removed, simply rake them to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week and DPW will pick up by the end of the week.
Scheduled leaf pickup replaces the on-demand system of the past, which means there’s no need to call and report leaf piles on your street—on scheduled weeks, DPW will service your street at least once.
If you miss a pickup, please wait to rake your leaves out until the weekend before your next scheduled pickup week; leaves piled high or for long periods of time can create parking hazards.
Whenever possible, park away from leaf piles on pickup weeks so that DPW can access them.