The street division goes down every street in Missoula with loaders and dump trucks to pick up leaves. We scoop up leaves on both sides of the street with loaders.
Weather permitting the street cleaning sweepers will follow the leaf crew and sweep both sides of the street. If the weather is below 32 degrees the sweepers can not operate.
The Street Division hauls an average of 1,000 dump truck loads of leaves to Garden City Compost and spends about 2,500 hours collecting leaves each season.
The Leaf Collection Program has four goals:
To have leaves collected:
The City Street Division has a garbage truck with a hopper on the back that also hauls leaves. The loaders can dump into the back of the truck. This recycled garbage truck can haul seven regular dump truck loads because it compacts the leaves.