Fall leaf pickup begins this Sunday in the City of Flint, although city officials are encouraging residents to bag their leaves whenever possible.

The city has been divided into three zones for leaf pickup, with each zone assigned a removal date for leaves raked into the street.  Zone 1 pickup is scheduled for Sunday (Oct.28), Zone 2 on November 4th and Zone 3 on November 11th.

After the pickup dates, leaves need to be bagged and set out for regular compost pickup.  Compost pickup will end the week of November 26.

Signs will be posted in each zone a few days before pickup, but if you're not sure, a map of the pickup zones is available at:  www.cityofflint.com  You may also call Flint Sanitation Division at (810) 766-7076