The fall colors are lovely and ’s tree-lined streets are ablaze with beauty.  You know what that means – it’s time to rake leaves.

City crews are already hard at work collecting the leaves that residents very nicely rake to the curb so they can be easily scooped into the trucks where they will be carted away to return next spring as leaf mulch.

A few reminders so that this process can proceed as smoothly as possible:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the curb, but not into the street where they pose a hazard to cars and drivers.  Be sure that the piles extend no more than 10 feet into your yard.  The equipment will not reach farther than 10 feet.
  • Remember that only leaves can be raked into the piles.  Branches, lawn clippings or, heaven forbid, rocks and trash, will damage equipment and cannot be placed with leaf piles.  Any leaf piles containing such items will be left.
  • Crews do their best to hit every street in the City once per week, but this cannot be guaranteed.  Emergencies or weather may delay leaf collection.  If you want to know roughly when a crew will your street, call 513-821-3505 for an approximate schedule.
  • For safety’s sake, please do not allow children to play in leaf piles near the street.  The leaves may obscure them from view of drivers.

Thank you for helping City crews keep our beautiful all through the fall!