GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Department of Public Works will be starting its annual leaf pickup beginning Nov. 1 and running through the month of November only.
The department advises all in the city limits to rake their leaves only (no limbs or other debris) to the side of the curb or between the sidewalk and the street. For those who do not have a curb or sidewalk, put leaves out near the street, but not in it.
Public works will be following the trash routes, so residents should have them out the day before because they only go through each day's route once during the week unless they are ahead of schedule.
Weather, holidays or breakdowns may cause the city to get behind. In such cases, they will try to run the routes a day ahead of time.
Holidays will be run the day before if possible along with the regular route; these dates are Nov. 2, 11, 25 and 26 this year.
The department of public works strives to notify the public of the leaf pickup and updates for it by the Banner Graphic, the radio and now the Internet on the City of Greencastle's website.