Press Release

City Offers Assistance as Bagged Leaf Collection Begins Share

Oct 27, 2017  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Leaf col­lec­tion began this week, and the City of Mar­i­on will con­tin­ue to offer assis­tance for cit­i­zens who need yard waste bags.

The City is grate­ful to con­tin­ue the assis­tance pro­gram thanks to Lin­da Wilk’s involve­ment, and to Lowe’s for donat­ing more bags for the 2017 fall season.

Res­i­dents may come to City Hall in the mayor’s office and request bags at the recep­tion counter. They may also call ahead at 7656629931. Bags are giv­en away on a first-come first-served basis.

Bagged leaves are being picked up on the same day as trash pick­up (Mar­i­on Util­i­ties han­dles trash, and Mar­i­on City­wide Main­te­nance han­dles leaf pick­up). Trash and Leaf Pick­up will occur on the same day, but not nec­es­sar­i­ly the same time. Res­i­dents are sim­ply asked to set out leaf bags on the same evening as trash.

City offi­cials thank res­i­dents for not blow­ing or rak­ing leaves into the street. Like last fall, the City is no longer using a vac­u­um­ing sys­tem due to out­dat­ed equip­ment and high cost.

Mar­i­on Util­i­ties also thanks res­i­dents for their par­tic­i­pa­tion, explain­ing it not only pre­vents the drains from get­ting clogged, but it helps them keep the streets tidy.

Curt Simp­kins, a super­vi­sor with Mar­i­on Util­i­ties, explained how cit­i­zen par­tic­i­pa­tion helps them do their job. When we do get a rain, the inter­sec­tions don’t flood from all the grass and leaves gath­er­ing on the storm drains. Plus, it just looks nicer.”

This press release along with all oth­er city-relat­ed infor­ma­tion may now be found on the City of Marion’s new web­site, www​.city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov. The for­mer web domain is no longer active.