Town of Merrillville
2012 Fall Leaf Collection Program
The Merrillville Public Works Department will start its fall leaf collection on Monday, October 15, 2012. The Town of Merrillville has been divided into ten (10) areas for collection purposes. Please check the list of areas to determine which one you live in, so you can prepare for your scheduled weeks of collection. Leaf collection will pass through the town three (3) times this season.
Leaf collectors will manage Merrillville’s residential yard waste. Because our leaf collectors are vacuum units, only loose leaves will be collected from the curbside or the edge of the street. It is each homeowner’s responsibility to rake their leaves to the collection site in long, narrow piles.
2012 FALL COLLECTION PROGRAM GUIDELINES
Leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 15th, and run through Saturday, November 24th. There will be three (3) pick up weeks for all residents.
Before your scheduled collection week, place leaves in a narrow pile or row, in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb. If your area is without curbs, place leaves within five (5) feet of the street.
PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET, also AVOID RAKING LEAVES INTO DITCHES OR DRAINAGE SWALES.
Do not place leaves in cans or in plastic or paper bags. Only loose leaves will be collected.
Keep parked vehicles off the street during your collection week. We will not return to the piles that are passed over due to vehicle obstruction.
If your leaves are not collected during your scheduled week, please be patient! We will maintain collection order all week, despite inclement weather or unforeseen delays.
Yard waste placed for collection should be free of waste oil, chemical contaminants, tree limbs, cans, rocks, bricks, garbage, or any other foreign objects and substances.
Collection will begin each day at 7:30 a.m. Have your leaves raked and ready by the Monday morning of your collection week.
If you have any questions, contact the Merrillville Public Works Department at 769-6784
Town of Merrillville
2012 Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
PICK UP WEEKS
October 15th – October 29th – November 12th for Areas 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
October 22nd – November 5th – November 19th for Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10A, 10B, 10C
ATTENTION: Leaves will be picked up during the weeks listed above, not just on the Monday of the week. Have your leaves out by Monday at 7:00 a.m.
Crews will not be working on November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day.
AREA 1 Northern town limits south to Grand Trunk & Western Railroad & Mississippi Street west to Broadway; Includes Georgia Heights & Meadowland Manor Subdivisions
AREA 2 Northern town limits south to Grand Trunk & Western Railroad & Broadway west to Harrison Street; Includes Meadowland Subdivision
AREA 3 Northern town limits to Grand Trunk & Western Railroad & Harrison Street west to Taft Street; Includes Meadowdale, Country Club Heights, Barclay Village & Englehart Subdivisions
AREA 4 Northern town limits south to Grand Trunk & Western Railroad & Taft Street to western town limits; Includes Wright Manor, Bon Aire & Lakewood Estates Subdivisions
AREA 5 Grand Trunk & Western Railroad south to 73rd Avenue & Taft Street west to town limits; Includes Bel Oaks, Innsbrook & Prairie Creek Subdivisions
AREA 6 Grand Trunk Railroad south to 73rd Avenue & Madison Street west to Taft Street; Includes Turkey Creek north & south, Brookwood & Devonshire Subdivisions
AREA 7 Grand Trunk Railroad & Western Railroad south to 73rd Avenue & Mississippi Street west to Madison Street; High School area
AREA 8 73rd Avenue south to U.S. 30 & Mississippi Street west to Taft Street; Includes Chapel Manor, Forest Hills, Savannah Ridge, Southmoor Park & Madison Meadows Subdivsions
AREA 9 73rd Avenue south to U.S. 30 & Taft Street west to town limits; Includes Independence Hill, Young America, Southbrook, Lincoln Gardens, Crescent Lake & Creekwood Crossing Subdivisions
AREA 10A U.S. 30 south to 93rd Avenue & western town limits east to Broadway; Includes Teal Crossing, Bridgewood, Marion Woods, Chapel Hill Farms, Sedona, Mesa Ridge, Sunset Cove & Westwood Estates Subdivisions
AREA 10B Broadway east to Mississippi Street & U.S. 30 south to 101st Avenue; Includes Broadfield & The Preserves Subdivisions
AREA 10C Mississippi Street east to County Line Road & northern town limits south to 101st Avenue; Includes Ross Meadows, Grassfield, Sandpiper, Auburn Hills, Butterfield Subdivisions & the Ainsworth/Deep River area