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Aurora free leaf collection program to begin

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Daniel and Lisa Richardson tend to the memorial garden at Hall Elementary School in Aurora, which they planted in memory of their son, Dylan. Dylan was 7-years-old when he died in a car accident in 2007.

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Updated: November 4, 2012 6:09AM

AURORA — The city’s free fall leaf collection program will start on the week of Oct. 15.

The free pickup of bagged leaves will run through Dec. 7.

Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag and placed at the curb on the residents’ regular garbage pickup day. Garbage stickers will not be required for bags that contain only leaves.

Yard waste collection also will take place through Dec. 7. Yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds and brush; and branches and limbs less than a half-inch in diameter, should be placed in a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag weighing a maximum of 60 pounds. A waste sticker, which is the same used to dispose of garbage, must be attached to the paper bags.

Yard waste mixed with garbage or leaves and yard waste put in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.

For information, visit the city’s website at or call the Customer Service Division at 630-256-INFO.

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