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City Adds New Leaf Vacuum to Fleet

The City of Hilliard’s service department has a recent addition just in time for fall: a new leaf vacuum.

Adding another leaf vacuum to the City’s fleet will aid in leaf pick up, allowing crews to sweep through neighborhoods more often, said Public Service Crew Leader Dave Denney. The new piece of equipment also boasts a wetting system that prevents dust from being expelled.

“This vacuum is our largest yet, with a 30-yard capacity,” said Denney. “It has a remote onboard operation so that the driver may ride on either side of the truck while operating the vehicle,” he said. ”The tube is powerful enough to pick up leaves with no help from city workers on the street.”

This is the City’s fifth leaf vacuum.

Residents can begin raking leaves to the curb on Monday, Oct. 7, for the start of residential leaf collection in Hilliard. Remember to keep leaf piles away from storm drains, trees, parked cars, basketball hoops and mailboxes and make sure there are no sticks or debris in your pile. Avoid parking cars on cul-de-sacs so trucks can get to the leaves.

More information, including a new weekly leaf collection schedule, will be released later in the month.

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