Keeping Roseville beautiful is a team effort. Public Works crews have already swept the city three times in 2016 and plan to make one final pass in November before the snow begins to fly.
Crews have taken extra care to pay special attention to Roseville’s environmentally sensitive areas in the Lake McCarrons watershed as well as around Lake Owasso, Lake Josephine, Lake Johanna, and Langton Lake. They have also put in extra time clearing out catch basins citywide due to all the rain Roseville has received this summer and fall.
But Public Works staff can’t do it alone. They are asking residents to pitch in and keep leaves from private property off the streets and out of the storm water system.
Recently, the city has received several complaints about residents raking or blowing leaves into the street. This is a violation of city code. Leaves enter the storm water system and feed unwanted algae growth in our lakes and wetlands.
Residents can haul leaves to Leaf Recycling Center at the southeast corner of Dale St and County Road C. For information about the Leaf Recycling Center, along with options for leaf removal, log on to www.cityofroseville.com/LeafRemovalOptions. Ramsey County also has yard waste collection sites available to Roseville residents. Visit www.ramseyrecycles.com or call 651-633-3279 (EASY), for locations and hours.