Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2017 is right around the corner!

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Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2017

The city's annual leaf pick-up program begins on November 13.


Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2017Some 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.

Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2017Residents are asked to rake their leaves and pine needles into the streets, 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 for leaf pick up.

City crews will be moving fast, beginning south of Sherman and working their way north. Once an area has been cleared they won't return, so if you're too late you're just out of luck.

Check out the map to see when crews anticipate being in your neighborhood.

Due to weather conditions, equipment malfunctions, and unforseen circumstances, city crews are unable Coeur d'Alene Leaf Fest 2017to provide a precise schedule of where leaf pick up will take place. They expect completion before December 1.

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

Leaf Fest 2017Leaf Fest's objective is to prevent street flooding caused by leaves clogging gutters, catch basins and storm drains, and to protect water quality by removing leaves that otherwise would decay in waterways and lower oxygen levels in aquatic habitats.

Crews collect an average of 700 loads and 2000 tons of leaves per season. They are then taken and used for composting. Pine needles are sometimes used for weed control.

Waste Management WILL charge to haul bagged leaves if you put them out with your trash pick-up. For more information on Leaf Fest 2017 call the Street Maintenance Department at 769-2233.


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Whata fun memory - I recall those times as well, and also creating leaf piles for my 2 daughters.

How fortunate you have a service to pick up leaves and similar items...a leaf fest indeed!


Oct 25, 2017 07:55 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes those are just memories for me too, when I had to work for my dad:)) now I have Gardener's who we call in Los Angeles "leaf blowers":))Endre

Oct 25, 2017 11:14 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Janna, I suspect it is a California thing, we have these Gardner's and all they do is blow leaves around try to Google it and see it:))Endre

Oct 27, 2017 10:33 PM #3
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it is like watching a motorized dance. it is amazing how it works

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