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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Press Release - Town Addresses Leaf Pick-Up Delays

Town of Black Mountain Seal North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Josh Harrold, Town Manager Black Mountain

Email : josh.harrold@tobm.org ; Phone: 828-419-9300

Town of Black Mountain Addresses Resident Concerns Regarding Leaf Pick-Up Delays

BLACK MOUNTAIN, January 18, 2024 – In response to concerns from our residents regarding leaf pick-up services, the Town of Black Mountain would like to address the issues and provide an update on our efforts.

We understand concerns some residents have expressed about the pace of our leaf pick-up services. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or challenges this may have caused.  We want to assure our community that we are actively working to address this issue.  

Town Manager Josh Harrold stated, “this is a pilot program to measure the feasibility of providing this service annually. We’ve learned a lot through this process on what it takes to perform this work at an acceptable level of service.”

To better address the concerns raised by our residents, the Town of Black Mountain has decided to extend the leaf pick-up services until completion. Originally, the service was set to end on January 31st, but we acknowledge the need to continue until all leaves are collected.

As a reminder, all leaves should be blown or raked to the curb for collection. If access is blocked for any reason, they will not be collected until access is provided. Leaves should not be placed in ditches as this will cause drainage issues during rain events. 

The contractor for this service will be making daily rounds and will collect them as soon as possible. Please do not mix any other debris, limbs, sticks, etc. with the pile of leaves. This may cause damage to the equipment. Piles containing other debris or brush/sticks will not be collected until the resident separates the pile.

The use of plastic bags is prohibited with leaf collection to reduce the number of plastic bags in the landfill. Residents who are unable to place loose leaves at the curb may use brown compostable yard waste bags or place them into containers. If brown compostable yard waste bags or containers are used, you will need to request a pickup by contacting the Sanitation Department.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our community during this time. Our contractor is working diligently to catch up on leaf pickups. 

Residents are encouraged to contact the Sanitation Department at 828-419-9300 or via email at tausha.millwood@tobm.org with any specific concerns or inquiries related to the leaf pick-up services.

The Town of Black Mountain remains committed to providing essential services and maintaining open communication with our residents. We thank the community for their understanding and cooperation.

About the Town of Black Mountain

The Town of Black Mountain is dedicated to serving its residents and enhancing the quality of life in our community. For more information, visit www.townofblackmountain.org.

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