GREENFIELD — Their job may not be exciting, but at least it’s colorful.
“You pick up leaves, and you dump leaves,” was street department employee Tyler Rankins’ simple explanation of his job these days.
And while they can literally say their job “sucks” every fall, they’d only be describing the leaf vacuum. City street employees say they enjoy getting out every fall to remove leaves from curbs. The piles are sparse so far, but they’re bracing to spend a busy four weeks vacuuming and creating compost that can be used for residential gardens throughout the city next spring.
Leaf pickup in Greenfield began Monday and will continue through Nov. 22. Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curbs; based on the part of town you live in, a crew will swing by your home on designated days throughout the next four weeks to remove the leaves.