Department of Public Works
1155 Old Central Road
Central, SC 29630
Ph: (864) 653-2053
Fx: (864) 653-2048
Leaf Pick-up Schedule
NOTICE: WHEN THE LEAF SEASON BEGINS, THE LEAVES WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE LEAF VACUUM TRUCK STARTING SOMETIME IN OCTOBER. PLEASE RAKE ALL LEAVES TO THE CURB. THE LEAF VACUUM TRUCK WILL BE IN SERVICE UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY 2016 OR AS DETERMINED BY THE SUPERVISOR. DURING LEAF SEASON (OCTOBER - FEBRUARY) FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS.
In order to help you and the Public Works Department collect these leaves, please follow these simple rules:
Leaves should be raked/blown within 10 feet of the street. Long rows are better than large piles.
Loose leaves will be picked up quicker than bagged leaves. If you bag your leaves, the vacuum truck will not pick them up. You will have to wait for the brush crew to get them.
Please do not mix your leaves with brush, junk or any other materials.
Please do not pile your leaves around power poles, telephone and cable pedestals, or over water meters or sewer manholes. This machine will suck the lids off and damage the machine.
In the beginning we will move quickly around the City, but as the leaves begin to accumulate, it will take longer to get around. Please be patient and we will get to you as quickly as possible. Please try to get your leaves out early so that as we come through your neighborhood we will get them the first or second time through.
If you would like “pulverized leaf material” dumped in your yard, please call (864) 653-2053. Many persons use this material for mulch/ground cover around trees, flowers beds and garden areas.