The annual citywide leaf pickup program will begin on Saturday, Nov. 8.

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 snowfall.

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