What other towns do with their leaves

Effingham Burning allowed during daylight hours. City does not offer leaf vacuuming or pickup.

Greenville Burning allowed on Mondays and Thursdays, and on the first and third weekend of each month, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. The city also offers leaf pickup and vacuuming.

Highland The city offers unlimited pickup through a contract with Allied Waste. Residents pay $2.16 per month for that service through their garbage pickup, which totals $10.75 monthly and includes other city fees. Leaves must either be in a Kraft paper bag or in a can marked with a red X. Burning is not allowed.

There was a lot of controversy (when implementing a ban was discussed), said Deputy City Clerk Lana Hediger. But since the ban was started, it has been smooth sailing, she said.

Pana Burning is allowed. The only restriction is that leaf fires must be at least 18 inches away from asphalt streets. Pickup and vacuuming are not offered.

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