The City of Knox is picking up leaves through Friday if you took advantage of the mild weather and did yard work. A second spring leaf pick up is scheduled May 5-9. Leaves should be placed at the front curb.
If you have brush that needs to be picked up, the street department will do that on Thursdays, weather permitting. Please separate your brush and your leaves.
Knox residents are reminded that the burning of leaves within the city limits is not allowed. The police department will give a warning notice to a first-time violator and ask them to immediately put the fire out. If they refuse, they will be fined $50 by the city. Additionally, failure to put out a fire after being asked to gives the fire department the authority to go onto private property and extinguish it. If a leaf or rubbish fire causes damage to another person’s property, including public property like sidewalks and is caused by negligence or willful disregard of the city’s burning ban, a fine of up to $1,500 can be assessed.
If you would like to read the Knox Burning Ban Ordinance, click here http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=14045