Seasonal leaf pick-up program begins Nov. 8

From the City of Cleveland Straight from City Hall newsletter

By Tatyana Mcknight

The City of Cleveland will begin its seasonal leaf pick-up program on Nov. 8, 2021. The program provides leaf pick-up in high leaf-generation areas, reducing the need for residents to manually collect leaves.

What to Expect:

  • Residents in the designated high leaf-generation areas should expect leaf pick-up signs posted one week prior to service.
  • To streamline the pick-up process, residents are encouraged to rake leaves from their property onto the tree lawn. Residents are also asked to park off-street, if possible, during the service period to accommodate city crews.
  • Each area will be serviced a minimum of two times within the 8-week period (weather permitting).

High generation areas have the highest concentration of city-owned trees located on tree lawns and/or those areas potentially causing flooding or other hazardous conditions. The current high leaf-generation areas have been verified by the Division of Urban Forestry, the County Tree Canopy, the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Public Works. The city’s six service stations will systematically deploy sweepers, leaf machines, end loaders and leaf blowers in these areas on both 1st & 2nd shifts Monday through Friday from Nov. 8, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021.

Residents outside of the high-generation areas can bag any leaves gathered in their yards and set it out with their trash on their designated waste collection day. These residents are allowed up to 20 bags of leaves during the fall season.

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