They are coming to get your piles of leaves.
The city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works is continuing to make its first round of leaf pickup. Work in the Fourth Ward will complete the initial round. DPW Director Tony Gugino told Common Council Tuesday that once the Fourth Ward is done another one-time pickup will be done city wide if weather allows.
"The administration is currently researching ways on how it can improve the situation for next year so we don't run into this again," Mayor Anthony J. Dolce said Wednesday.
Another city service - recycling - may be in for a tuneup as well.
Dolce said Tuesday the city is looking to make a change in its recycling program. Dolce posted a notice on the city's website Wednesday asking for input from residents.
"In an attempt to improve efficiency in our recycling program, the city is strongly considering revising recycling operations to reflect an every other week operation instead of the current weekly curbside pickup," Dolce posted. "While I understand this could lead to inconveniences for some, the benefits of less wear and tear on our trucks, decreased diesel usage, and potentially six more workers to handle other pressing day-to-day needs (i.e. leaf pickup and snow removal) - make this proposal worth attempting. The city will continue to have the recycling center open Monday thru Saturday."
Comments or suggestions will be taken into consideration until the end of business on Dec. 11 and may be submitted through the city website, dunkirktoday.com, or by contacting Dolce's office at 366-9882.