The city’s leaf pickup program will begin on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Only leaves placed in paper bags will be collected. Leaves in paper bags – which are biodegradable and can be mixed with composted material − should be left at the curb away from regular weekly garbage and recycling bins. The city will not accept plastic bags.

City crews will pick up leaves on a weekly basis until the first significant snowfall.

Those who choose not to bag leaves for pickup may bring them directly to the transfer station on Oronoque Road. The transfer station is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed daily from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.