As leaves begin to fall from the trees and cover the yard, the City of Turlock wants to remind residents, businesses, churches and landscape companies the importance of their proper disposal. Leaves and debris deposited into the gutter begin to collect in and around the storm drain, restricting the flow of water and causing street flooding and storm water pollution when it rains.
While leaf blowers make the job much easier and quicker, be sure to blow the leaves and debris into a pile and dispose of them properly. Composting, bagging or mulching yard debris is the best practice for water quality and the environment. Bagged yard waste should be placed in the green organics cart provided by Turlock Scavenger.
As a reminder, Turlock’s Public Facilities Maintenance Division’s annual Leaf Pickup Program began Nov. 7 and ends on Feb. 2. Please visit the City’s website to determine your neighborhoods designated leaf pickup days (https://new.turlock.ca.us/streetstraffic/leafpickupprogram/). Leaves should only be placed in the street the day before your scheduled pick-up, and only after the green organics cart is full.
For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #79
The Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, and limits outdoor watering to one day per week. Even numbered addresses water on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses water on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. And remember, watering is prohibited for 48 hours following a significant rain event.