City of Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2012 Begins November 13th

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene AB37665
Coeur d'alene Leaf FestSome of my happiest childhood memories involve huge piles of leaves under the ancient poplar trees that framed our house at 9th and Sherman.  They're all gone now, our home and those trees.  But each fall as the leaves pile up around town they live on in my memories.

The city's annual leaf pick-up program has begun. Residents are asked to rake their leaves and pine needles into the streets beginning October 29th, about a foot out from the gutter line to allow for water drainage.  Please do not put bagged leaves, branches, rubble or refuse in the street.  There is no cost to you.

Coeur d'Alene Leaf FestCity crews will be moving fast, beginning south of Sherman and working their way north.  You can help by moving your parked cars off of the street during leaf pick-up.  They expect completion by December 1st. Once an area has been cleared they won't return, so if you're too late you're just out of luck.  City crews are unable to provide an exact schedule. 

Click here for daily updates and to follow
their progress 
on the city's street department website.

Please note that there is no charge to residents to haul leaves, pine needles, limbs, branches, or debris to the landfill.  Waste Management WILL charge to haul bagged leaves.

For more info contact the Street Maintenance Department at 769-2233.  And thanks to my sister Kerri Thoreson for the great photos!

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Comments (9)

Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

This does sound like a lot of fun!!! keep up the good work and good luck with your business,  E

Oct 27, 2012 12:19 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Sounds like so much fun..  Enjoy.

Oct 27, 2012 01:01 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

What a great service the city provides.  We have a town where I live that allows you to put all kinds of junk out on the curb and they haul it away.  Helps prevent blight.  Plus it shows where one's tax dollar goes, and it prevents spotty work by the neighborhoods where one might do something and not another.  Great benefit.  BTW, I 've been through your town.  I loved it!

Oct 27, 2012 01:32 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

This sound like wonderful childhood memories. Coeur d'Alene is probably engraved in everybody who has ever visited the town. My favorite memories is visiting the lake during the Summer months. Thanks for sharing the wonderful services that the city offers its local resident.

Oct 27, 2012 04:46 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

This is such a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are so pretty now. I suppose when they fall it does create a problem..


Oct 27, 2012 06:41 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Janna, this is a good service for the community and it keeps a lot of plastic bags out of the landfill.

Oct 27, 2012 07:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Janna- I love that your city encourages this and also discourages having all of those plastic bags in the landfill. 

Oct 27, 2012 08:09 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

That is a much better idea than having residents bag the leaves.

Oct 27, 2012 02:04 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Janna  That is an important community service - reduces the fire hazard

Oct 27, 2012 11:36 PM