The window of opportunity for leaf collection is relatively narrow from the time leaves fall to when snow arrives. In an effort to provide more effective and efficient leaf collection services the Public Works Department is instituting the leaf collection period for 2018 to be from October 15th through November 16th. Residents and business owners are encouraged to rake the leaves from the boulevard onto the street approximately two feet away from the curb. Residents should have leaves ready to the curb by the start of the program to not miss collection. Unfortunately, there is no set timeline for when crews will reach certain areas. Unpredictable leaf volumes and weather conditions make it not possible to know when areas will receive collection, however, crews make every effort to remove leaves as quickly as possible. Leaves will not be picked up outside of the Leaf Collection Season October 15th-November 16th and is subject to change due to weather conditions. Please contact Public Works for proper leaf disposal after the Leaf Collection Season or visit us on our website www.kalispell.com. Bagged leaves should be placed in the alley behind your residence and will be removed with alley cleanup. Please do not put rocks, dirt, cans, bottles, branches and items of this nature in the leaf piles because they may cause bodily injury and damage to machinery.