City officials will push previously announced leaf pickup dates back one week to allow more leaves to fall in Wausau neighborhoods.


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Don’t rake those leaves into Wausau streets just yet. City leaf pickup is delayed by one week.

Pickup was to begin Monday, Oct. 24 but instead will begin Oct. 31, according to a news release issued this week.

In the meantime, residents can dispose of their own leaves at the city’s yard waste site, 105 E. Chellis Street.

City officials are asking residents not to rake leaves into the gutter until the weekend before collection.

If collection progresses faster than anticipated, areas will be checked again on the scheduled date. Any questions? Call the Department of Public Works at 715-261-6960.

The schedule:

West side:

Mon., Oct. 31: Lake Wausau north to Chellis Street

Tues., Nov. 1: Chellis Street north to Rosecrans Street

Wed., Nov. 2: Rosecrans Street north to West Street

Thurs., Nov. 3: West Street north to Callon Street

Friday, Nov. 4: Callon Street north to Spruce Street

Mon. Nov. 7: Spruce Street north to Bridge Street

Tues., Nov. 8: Bridge Street north to Union Avenue

Wed. Nov. 9: Union Avenue north to Randolph Street

Thurs., Nov. 10: Randolph Street north to north city limits

Fri., Nov. 11: 28th Avenue to 44th Avenue

Mon., Nov. 14: 44th Avenue to west city limits

East side:

Mon., Oct. 31: South city limits north to Kent Street

Tues., Nov. 1: Kent Street north to Weston Avenue

Wed., Nov. 2: Weston Avenue north to Sturgeon Eddy Road

Thurs., Nov. 3: McDonald Street north to Single Avenue, including Greenwood Hills, Northwestern Avenue area

Friday, Nov. 4: Single Avenue north to Kickbusch Street

Mon. Nov. 7: Kickbusch Street north to Franklin Street

Tues., Nov. 8: Franklin Street north to Stark Street

Wed. Nov. 9: Stark Street north to East Wausau Avenue

Thurs., Nov. 10: East Wausau Avenue north to Brown Street

Fri., Nov. 11: Brown Street north to Sylvan Street

Mon., Nov. 14: Sylvan Street north to north city limits