Bagged leaves receive priority pick-up within two business days


Did you know if you collect your leaves in paper bags you can get priority pick-up?

Waynedale residents and others who live within the Fort Wayne city limits and place their leaves in biodegradable leaf bags can now request priority pick-up via the City’s Web site.

Online bagged leaf pick-up requests are available by clicking on the 311 logo at Residents can also call the 311 call center during business hours for pick-up. As more and more people look for City information and services online, this additional feature from 311 allows residents to make this request any time.

Bagged leaves receive priority pick-up within two business days regardless of the loose-leaf pick-up schedule. The second and final loose-leaf pick-up for Waynedale and south Fort Wayne will be December 1-5. We’re planning to have all of Fort Wayne’s leaves picked up by December 12, hopefully with plenty of time before the first heavy snowfall of the season.

The 311 call center, “one call to city hall,” handles non-emergency service requests from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The call center, the first of its kind in Indiana, can be reached by calling 311 or (260) 427-8311. The center’s e-mail address is

As we start to get ready for the special year-end season and our thought often turn to those less fortunate, two different Fort Wayne departments are organizing some collection items for children and animals.

Firefighters, Possibilities Northeast collecting pajamas for children in foster care

Fort Wayne Fire Department, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 124 and Possibilities Northeast, an area First Steps provider, are hosting a Holiday Pajama Drive through December 19 for Allen County children placed in foster care.

Every day, children in Allen County are removed from their homes and placed in foster care where many arrive having to leave behind all that they had. FWFD and Possibilities Northeast will collect NEW pajamas (newborn to size 10) so these children in need can have something that is theirs. All new pajamas collected will be distributed to foster parents and county personnel to help clothe these children.

Donations may be dropped off daily at all FWFD Stations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or at Possibilities Northeast, 808 Mill Lake Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Questions may be directed to 338-1241 ext. 300 or

Animal Care & Control to hold holiday open house

Animal Care & Control is inviting the public to attend the annual Christmas Open House for the Animals on Wednesday, December 10 from 4–7 p.m.  The shelter, located at 3020 Hillegas Road, will be open for anyone interested in touring the facility, learning about volunteer opportunities, pet adoptions, and to bring much needed gifts for homeless animals.

The most urgent needs are: canned food for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.  Donations to the medical fund for injured and sick animals and to SNAP: spay neuter assistance fund.  Sturdy rope toys, non-clumping cat litter, collars, leashes, paper towels, and food for small pet animals. For more information call 427-1244 or go to the website at

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