I like the leaf-removal services offered by our town. Once the leaves are down and raked, it’s wonderful to have the mega leaf vacuum come by and remove them from the curb.
However, the leaf vacuum is on my street right now. There are some leaves down on the street, but most of the leaves are still on the trees. I see only 2 small piles of raked leaves on the entire street so far. It rained all day yesterday, so there are new leaves that came down with the wind and rain, but it rained all day, so no one was out raking. In short, at this point hauling the mega vacuum out seems like a waste of town resources.
I don’t know how this service is scheduled, but perhaps a town employee could do a drive-by before sending the big truck out -- I imagine it’s quite expensive to operate. From living on this street for a few years, I know that the truck often comes by when we don’t yet need it, and then when we do need it, it doesn’t come by.
An observation from a resident,