WL Sanitation asks for community's help in clearing leaves

Last week the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation department collected more than a half a million pounds of leaves.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 12:43 PM
Updated: Nov. 21, 2017 1:01 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Last week the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation department collected more than a half a million pounds of leaves.

During a normal season they collect around two million.

The department needs your help clearing leaves from the streets before the holiday.

If you spot any covered storm drains try and uncover them.

Leaves should be raked 12 inches away from the curb.

Last weekend's rain and wind caused some leaves to get trapped in storm drains.

This caused temporary flooding around some roads.

"We're trying to get as much as we can before Thanksgiving. We know lots of people are coming in for the holidays and getting the curb lines clean so people have places to park and have people over at their house," said Ben Anderson, West Lafayette’s Street Commissioner.

If you do notice any problem areas you're asked to call the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation department. They will investigate the issue.

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