Street sweeping over leaf pick up?
The leaf pick-up program was dropped by the city beginning this year. Blame budget cuts as the reason.
But city residents still have a couple of options. Allied Waste picked up the brown paper kraft bags through Dec. 1, and there are drop-off sites every Saturday at Lakeshore Middle and Griffin Elementary schools, City Manager Pat McGinnis said.
Yard waste pick-up service starts again April 1.
As to the other part of Fran's question, McGinnis defended street sweeping as an important program for the city.
"We remove road grime and dispose of it in a landfill to keep the crud from going into our storm drain system — and, by extension, into the Grand River, Lake Michigan and our drinking water," McGinnis explained. "The town is tidy and we consider this one more environmentally correct effort that is worth the effort."
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