Leaf Pick-Up

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2017 Leaf Pick Up

*There may be some trial runs of the leaf pick up in your area.  This is to discover any potential problems with the equipment and saves down time during your scheduled week.

Leaf pick up for the 2017 season (weather permitting) will begin on October 30, 2017 and end on December 8, 2017. This year, collection will be on alternate sides of the City, by week, for a total of three collections for each street:

EAST OF SR 94

  • Week of October 30, 2017
  • Week of November 13, 2017
  • Week of November 27, 2017

WEST OF SR 94

  • Week of November 6, 2017
  • Week of November 20, 2017
  • Week of December 4, 2017

Please note that it will take crews the entire week to do your half of the City; and as weather worsens, and leaves become more plentiful, it may take extra time for a truck to return to your area.

Leaves should be left loose and only be raked to the tree lawn, not in bags and not in the street.  If you are concerned about leaving your leaves on the grass for fear of killing it, understand that though the grass may lose some of its color as it goes dormant, it will perk right back up in the spring.  

DO NOT include sticks, brush, ornamental grasses, roots, grass clippings, flower stalks or large solid objects with the leaves, as they clog the machines and cause damage and costly delays.  

Please be extra cautious when driving to ensure the safety of City crews who are providing this service. 

It is essential that leaves not be raked into the street where they can cause a number of serious problems, such as flooding and damage to City storm sewers and damage to home owner’s basements when storm sewers become clogged.

Leaves in the street could create hazardous conditions for drivers as they swerve to avoid leaf piles.  CHILDREN are often attracted by the leaf piles and may play in them, finding themselves in the path of traffic. 

Leaves must be at the curb by Monday of your collection week!  Pick up will end on December 8th, or sooner if the weather worsens.

After December 8th, you will need to bag your leaves with a yard waste sticker, and call the Transfer Station at 330-335-2847 for pick-up.