(Beaver Dam) Leaf pick-up in Beaver Dam begins Thursday. Department of Public Works officials say that leaves — along with lawn grass rakings resulting from leaf gathering, garden vines and stalks – should be placed in the terrace areas of the street edge in loose piles for collection by the DPW crews. Yard waste cannot be placed in the street or gutter, or in any containers and try to avoid trees and light poles. Leaves, rakings and garden debris cannot be mixed with other forms of waste like brush or shrubbery cuttings. Fruits, nuts and vegetables are not acceptable for pickup and should be disposed of as garbage. The items can also be dropped off at Beaver Dam’s Yard Waste site, which is located at 640 South Center Street. No waste of any kind is allowed from outside the city. Leaf collection will continue through late November.