Residents asked not to place leaf piles in gutters

Residents in the boulevard district who have started leaf cleanup are asked to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the gutter next to the street.

Great Falls Park and Recreation sent the reminder on Monday stating that leaves piled in the street gutter become nearly impossible to collect after they’ve been rained, snowed and driven on.

Piles with branches, grass clippings, garden waste and pet waste will not be picked up, according to Park and Rec, and residents are asked to arrange for pickup of those items with their sanitation provider.

The City of Great Falls Leaf Pickup Program schedule has not yet been released.

Park and Rec’s release says to check the city website regularly or call Park and Rec at 771-1265.