Dates Procedure is in Effect:
October through December of each year (excluding holidays)
Intent & Purpose:
To provide for the removal of leaves and debris from gutters and storm drains to minimize flooding, clogged storm drains, and fire danger.
The City of Elko Public Works Department will provide plastic garbage bags to citizens of the City of Elko, at the Public Works Department cost from the General Fund. The bags will be available at the Public Works Department, 232 South 10th Street; City Hall, 1751 College Avenue; Elko Fire Department, 911 West Idaho Street; Elko City Landfill, 2200 Pinion Road; and the Elko Police Department, 1401 College Avenue.
Citizens will rake their leaves and small twigs into the bags, securely close the bags and set the bags at curbside for removal. Only leaves and small twigs are to be placed in the bags. Other debris will be left for the property owner to dispose of.
City of Elko Public Works employees will collect the bags of leaves on a publicly noticed schedule (which will be advertised in the media) and dispose of them at the Elko Municipal Landfill. Any bags containing debris or refuse other than leaves and small twigs will be left for the property owner to dispose of.
The practice of raking leaves into the gutter will be discouraged. Attempting to remove large piles of leaves from the gutter requires extra time and manpower. It also plugs the sweeper trucks, thus necessitating extra maintenance and cost to the taxpayers. Residents that rake leaves into the gutter will be provided with bags to properly contain the leaves in order for the City to remove and dispose of them.
The plastic garbage bags and removal of the leaves will be provided to the citizens of the City of Elko to minimize the overall collection costs to the taxpayers.
The City would like to thank the citizens for their cooperation.
City crews will not pick up leaves that are located in trailer parks or other private property.Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I pick up the bags for the Leaf Collection Program?
A: Bags can be picked up at the Public Works Department, 232 10th Street; Elko City Hall, 1751 College Avenue; Elko Fire Department, 911 West Idaho Street; Elko City Landfill, 2200 Pinion Road; and the Elko Police Department, 1401 College Avenue.
Q: When will the leaves be picked up?
A: The City of Elko Public Works employees will collect the bags of leaves on a publicly noticed schedule, which will be advertised in the media. You may also call Elko City Hall at 775-777-7100 or Elko Public Works Department at 775-777-7241.
Q: Who can I contact for further information?
A: You may contact the Elko Public Works Department at 775-777-7241 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.