St. Joseph County Leaf Pick Up program off schedule, missing neighborhoods

Problems continue with the St. Joseph County Leaf Pick Up program.

Monday pick up was set to finish in Clay Township, yet homeowners say leaves haven't even been picked up once.

Clay Township resident Ron Jaworski says, “The first pass was supposed to be on the eleventh of November and the second on the 20th and now they are telling us we can burn, but it’s too wet for us to burn.”

For more than a month people in Clay Township have been putting their leaves out, waiting for them to be picked up. However because of the problems with an early snow and late fall, there have been weather delays.

Monday is also the first day of the county mandated amnesty burn week.

Yet homeowners say it's too late in the season to burn and the leaves are too wet and covered in snow.

The company contracted through the county to pick up the leaves did not return any phone calls to Newscenter Sixteen.

County commissioners did address the issue earlier this fall and said the weather was working against them this year.

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