The Dickson Public Works Department will begin its leaf-pickup program next month. The department has announced that loose leaf pickup will begin Monday, Nov. 5, on a rotating street-by-street basis. Public Works said leaves should be placed as close to the road as possible but not in the roadway or in any way that will disturb traffic or visibility for motorists. Leaves should not be placed near utility poles, mailboxes, fire hydrants, trees or other structures that could affect access for the vacuum truck. The department also said leaves should not be placed where they could affect drainage in the event of rain. City forces will be going down each street on a rotating schedule and Lewis said there is no need to call the department when your leaves are ready.