Leaf Pick-up Program
Click the link above for the latest newsletter and leaf pickup map.
Weather and personnel changes/shortages may affect the collection schedule without notice. Please adhere to the schedule so that crews can stay on schedule.
- Have leaves raked to the curb by 7:00 am Monday, the week of pickup.
- Keep piles as close to the edge of the road as possible and within reach
- Do not block fire hydrants, mailboxes, culverts or catch basins.
- Do not put grass clippings, branches or rocks in leaf piles - your leaves will not be collected.
Never pile leaves in the street or obstruct traffic.
ALTERNATIVE LEAF DISPOSAL:
It is better for the environment for leaves to naturally decompose. When cities provide leaf collection services, they are required by the Ohio EPA to properly compost if they can in accordance with EPA guidelines and regulations or have them removed by another company that will. The latter is the most cost-effective way for Munroe Falls to dispose of leaves. You can help minimize municipal costs for these services by:
- Utilizing a mulching lawnmower and mulch leaves back into the lawn. This provides nutrients for your soil.
- Placing leaves in and around plant beds and under trees and shrubs. Again, this provides good nutrients for the soil and plants, while also providing insulation.
- Placing leaves in with your regular trash (not recycle bin). This may actually assist in the breakdown of other materials in landfills. Or bag them up for your trash hauler, but please try to keep the number of bags under 15 for each pickup.
The Ohio EPA maintains a list of registered compost facilities that accept yard waste. It may not be free of charge, but if you miss leaf pickup, or if your leaves came down later than your scheduled pickup date you can take leaves, branches and lawn waste to any registered composting facility that will accept it.
For the list of registered facilities click here.
Each facility has its own hours, fees, directions, and instructions for drop-off. Please contact a facility before bringing material to them.
For more information from Summit Soil and Water Conservation District click here for their brochure called "Rake It or Leaf It".