It is better for the environment for leaves be allowed 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. This is the most cost-effective way for Munroe Falls to dispose of your 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 in one pick-up under 15.
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 you can also visit Summit ReWorks at https://www.summitreworks.com/223/Yard-Waste.
Each facility has its own hours, fees, directions, and instructions for drop-off. Please contact a facility before bringing material to them.