Hannah Stein, Community Editor

Starting Monday Oct. 22, residents of Oxford can have their leaves picked up if they rake them to the section of grass between the curb and sidewalk.

Residents are advised to be careful about the leaves getting in the gutters, David Treleaven, Oxford environmental specialist, said. When the leaves clog the gutters it blocks water flow.

The leaf pick up will continue into the end of November but could go into December depending on when all of the leaves fall, Treleaven said.

“It’s usually the Friday after Thanksgiving and depending on the volume, into the weekend,” he said. “I’m thinking this year as dry as it was, the leaves should be down at that point…[but] there have been years we’ve gone into December.”