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 by Ohio 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 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 pick up, or if your leaves come down later than your scheduled pickup date you can take leaves, branches, and lawn waste to any registered composting facility that will accept it.