Raking Leaves in Jackson? You Can Skip The Bag Now.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The colors, the smells, the leaves...ALL THE LEAVES.
If you're a homeowner with trees on your property, this time of year means raking. Lots of raking. And bagging. Some of you are lucky enough to have a leaf blower. But for most...the raking. And bagging. And then getting everything ready for bag pickup. Or sometimes you have to take your leaves somewhere. If you have kids, maybe you get some help. Maybe. But the kids' and the pets' only job during prime leaf raking season is to bust up that big ole pile you just put together.
How about some relief from the raking and bagging? Especially if you live in Jackson.
The Jackson City Council held a special meeting and voted to scrap the bagged leaf pick-up program in favor of loose leaf collection.
Starting in November, people can just rake their leaves right to the curb.
The city is buying new equipment to vacuum up all of those loose leaves. (WILX)
Now, not everyone in Jackson is happy about this. From worrying about spending and the cost of the machines they will use, to clogging the drains, to wet leaves in the roads to hidden political agendas, folks are voicing their concerns.