Residents should bag their leaves for collection. Leaves that are not bagged will not be collected. Residents may use any type of yard or trash bag for their leaves.
Leaf vacuuming will be done periodically in City rights-of-way. Residents who cannot bag their leaves should make arrangements with friends or family or a commercial lawn service to have their leaves bagged.
Commercial lawn service organizations working for City of Paducah residents during leaf season are to remove the leaves from the premises and dispose of them properly. See Code of Ordinances Sec. 42-49 for additional information. The commercial organization will be requested to show its City of Paducah business license and provide the address of the Paducah residence where it has been working.
Mulching is one of the best ways to recycle leaves. Many lawn mowers have mulching blades that cut the leaves into small bits. Those mulched leaves provide nutrients to flowerbeds, lawns, and gardens. Mulching is also good for the environment by reducing waste and saving money.
Do NOT burn leaves in the City of Paducah. Leaf burning is banned by a City ordinance. Review Paducah Code of Ordinances Chapter 42-49-(e)7 for information about legal regulations regarding waste disposal. Call the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8511 for more information.