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Generally, leaf vacuum service begins when the majority of leaves have fallen from trees throughout the community and ends when leaves are gone or snow arrives. Typically, leaf vacuum service is budgeted to last four weeks once it begins.
Leaves are removed from the street the day after recycling/garbage is picked up. For example if a resident's recycling/garbage pick up is on Friday, leaf pickup would be on Monday; or if recycling/garbage pick up is Monday, leaf pick up would be on Tuesday, etc. Some other helpful tips:
The leaf vacuum removes leaves and then chops and compacts them in a self-contained mechanism. The chopped, compacted leaves are then recycled as mulch in Mankato's parks. The leaf vacuum machine will be in continuous operation until the leaves are gone or the snow arrives.
For more information contact the city of Mankato at 311 or 507-387-8600.