Leaf Collection Rules
1. Do not place leaves in the street or curb and gutter area, ditches and drainage swales.
Leaves in the street interfere with storm drainage, causing blockages and flooding. The correct place for leaf piles is in the lawn area, about 1-3 feet from the curb or road edge. Please note, due to local flood prevention and storm water quality regulations to improve Maumee Bay, placing leaves in a storm drain, curb and gutter, ditch, or drainage swale, is a direct violation of Oregon Municipal Code Sections 521.12 and 905.12 (Click here for specific code language)
2. Do not include animal waste, grass clippings or yard waste (sticks, branches, straw, pumpkins, etc.) with the leaves.
Leaf collection machines are designed to pick up leaves only. Other items plug up these machines causing downtime and delays in your scheduled pick-up days.
3. Do not place the leaf piles near trees, mailboxes or signs.
Obstructions like these cause crews to stop and hand rake, thus slowing the collection process. Please keep the leaf pile a minimum of three (3) feet from the said obstructions.
Leaf Collection Schedule
Leaves will be collected in the areas listed below on a rotating basis –two (2) days in each area (approximately every two (2) weeks) as scheduled to complete the job or as long as weather permits (snowfall and ice). Please be advised that the schedule below may end early due to inclement weather or as warranted by existing conditions. Leaves must be bagged for garbage pick-up when the schedule ends. Leaves may be bagged and put out with the weekly garbage pick-up at any time (40lb bag limit). The City suggests that you use your leaves for compost and bedding for your garden areas. No parking on streets during leaf pick-up in your area on days scheduled.
Area #1 (From Navarre Avenue (both sides) to the south city limits and from the west side of Lallendorf Road to the west city limits)
Nov. 5 or 6, Nov. 26 or 27
Area #2 (From the west side of Wheeling Street to the west city limits and from Navarre Avenue northerly to Seaman Road)
Nov. 7 or 8, Nov. 28 or 29
Area #3 (From the east side of Wheeling Street to Coy Road (both sides) and Navarre Avenue northerly to the south side of Starr Avenue)
Nov. 13 or 14, Dec. 3 or 4
Area #4 (from the north side of Starr Avenue to Corduroy Road (both sides) and from the east side of Wheeling Street to Coy Road (both sides)
Nov. 15 or 16, Dec. 5 or 6
Area #5 (Bay Shore Road (both sides) north to Maumee Bay from Alabama Street east, including South Shore Park south of Bay Shore Road)
Nov. 19 or 20, Dec. 10 or 11
All main roads and all other areas not included in areas 1 thru 5 will be collected on an “as needed” basis.