The City of Newark will begin collecting leaves on the second Monday of October and continue through the end of December. Residents should expect collection once per week during the beginning of the season and once every other week during peak season. In order to improve the service, neighborhoods will no longer have scheduled days for collection, so residents are encouraged to rake leaves into piles (no bagging) to the grassy area between the sidewalk and curb at their convenience. Do not rake leaves onto the street or curbs. Avoid mixing rocks, sticks or brush with leaves; they may damage collection machinery. Please park vehicles in your driveway or away from leaf piles during the collection season. Leaves obstructed by vehicles will not be collected.