HUNTINGTON LEAF DISPOSAL Huntington Residents Asked To Properly Dispose Of Leaves
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 26, 2012 2:06 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 26, 2012 2:19 PM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington residents are being asked to bag their leaves to prevent sewer system blockages.
Residents must bag the leaves when clearing their lawns, and the city will pick them up, a news release from Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe said. The city will take the bags at the normal garbage pickup locations. Those who have more than four bags a week are asked to contact the Street Division at (304) 696-4484 so pickup can be arranged. Leaves can also be disposed of at the Dietz Hollow Landfiill in Guyandotte from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Leaves that are placed into street gutters may block storm water flow and cause flooding, the release said. A city ordinance prevents residents from obstructing gutters and to allow the free passage of water.