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The City of Murfreesboro said its fall leaf collection season begins Monday and continues through Dec. 31.  Residents can start making plans for raking leaves and sprucing up the yard ahead of winter.

The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments will work together for the seventh consecutive year to improve service and efficiencies.

The Street Department will operate with four vacuum trucks and a dozen or more crew members. The Solid Waste Department will operate seven boom trucks with a driver and a crewmember raking leaves.

“City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums can reach them easily,” said Murfreesboro Solid Waste Director Joey Smith. “Leaves should not be placed out in the street, since this causes traffic hazards and potential drainage problems.”  

Only biodegradable paper bags are accepted for those residents who choose to bag their leaves.  Residents are also asked to keep loose leaves separate from yard waste, including brush, debris and limbs, because mixing them causes damage to the vacuum units and slows vacuum collection.

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