Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 26 and continue through Friday, December 11, 2020. The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:
1. Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed. A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season.
NOTE: Residents should NOT rake leaves into the city streets and parking lanes, so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system, with catch basins and drains not becoming blocked.
2. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pick up, which will follow yard waste pick-up limits of 3 bags per week. Residents wishing to bag leaves may do so by placing them in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags sold at local retail stores. The filled bags should be placed at curbside for pick-up. The City will continue to follow its yard waste limits of collecting 3 bags and 3 bundles per residence each week.
3. Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W. Outdoor Resource Supply (560 Barks Rd. W.) is the location of the City’s free drop off site. This location will be open to city residents free of charge. Residents may call 740-223-7275 to obtain hours of operation for Outdoor Resource Supply. Requirements for drop off are:
a. Must stop at office or other designated location where verification of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.) may be required.
b. Items being dropped off must be weighed by an Outdoor Resource Supply employee before materials are discarded. PLEASE NOTE: If non-biodegradable bags are used for collection, leaves must be emptied during drop-off.
For additional information, contact the Sanitation/Streets Department at 740-382-1479.