The Sturgeon Bay Street Department has announced that it will begin the annual collection of leaves on Monday, October 14th. The collection is tentatively scheduled to run through the week of November 18th, weather permitting. During the final week of collection, city crews will make one last visit past each residence. Leaves should be raked to the curb by 7AM on that Monday morning, November 18th. Once crews have made the final pass, leaves should not be placed at the curb because the street department will not be back. Bagged leaves, brush & garden waste will not be collected. Brush & garden waste could damage the equipment used for collecting leaves, &, please do not rake leaves into the street. The leaves increase pollution to storm water, could cause flooding by clogging storm sewers, & are a dangerous attraction to children. City Municipal Services Superintendent Bob Bordeau says it is difficult to determine an exact date or even week when the crews will pass a given residence. He says much of the collection process is weather dependent &, if the leaves are wet or freeze, they take longer to vacuum. Bordeau says leaves may fall earlier one year as compared to another and the amount of leaves raked to the curb affects how fast or slow the collection process will be.