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2014 Autumn Leaf Collection

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

The City of Elyria Leaf Collection Program began Monday, October 20, 2014 and will be in operation through Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles or wind-rows as close as possible, but not into the street. No brush, twigs or other material should be mixed with leaves as these items clog the vacuum equipment and slow the collection process.

Approximately eight crews will cover the entire City of Elyria and will concentrate first on areas with more mature trees. Routes will generally follow sanitation routes but the schedule is greatly influenced by weather (rain as well as snow).  Due to manpower and weather variations – no set date for collection on a particular street or area is available.

No leaves will be collected after Saturday, December 6, 2014. Residents may dispose of leaves contained in brown paper composting bags at the Elyria Compost Center at 45 Chestnut Street during posted hours of operation.

We ask that you please remember these important safety points to make this collection as safe and efficient as possible:

  • DO NOT allow children to play in leaf piles or near the street/curb
  • DO NOT place branches or other debris in the leaf piles. Doing so may result in non-collection of the leaves
  • DO NOT park vehicles on or near leaf piles; we encourage residents to use their driveways during leaf and snow season in order to keep roadways clear and accessible

Elyria residents, with proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license or water bill receipt), may bring bagged leaves (and grass clippings) City’s compost facility located at 45 Chestnut Street.

For additional information or questions – please call the Elyria Street Department at 440-322-3129 or the Safety Service Director’s office (440) 326-1404.

All leaves collected are composted and not dumped at the landfill

2015 Autumn Leaf Collection – City of Elyria

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 9:11 am

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Beginning Monday, October 19, 2015 the City of Elyria leaf collection program will be in operation. Leaves must be raked to the curb in piles or windrows as close as possible, but not into the street. No brush, twigs, or other materials should be mixed with leaves as these items clog the vacuum equipment and slow the collection process.

Crews will cover the entire City and will concentrate first on areas with mature trees. There is no set schedule for collection as weather conditions, equipment and personnel – fluctuate day to day. Due to manpower and other variations (weather, equipment) no set date for collection on a particular street or area is available.

Collection will continue as equipment and personnel permit but may be curtailed at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. The City will make all efforts to collect up until inclement weather arrives.

Residents are encouraged to dispose of leaves at the Elyria City Compost Center, 45 Chestnut Street during their posted houses of operation. This Center is managed by Barnes Nursery and will remain open for this season until Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Please remember these important safety points:

  • Do NOT allow children to play in leaf piles near the street/curb.
  • Do NOT place branches or other debris in the leaf piles. Doing so may result in the non-collection of the leaves
  • DO NOT park vehicles on or near leave piles; we encourage residents to use their driveways during leaf and snow season in order to keep the roadways clear and accessible.

All yard waste materials may be dropped off at no cost by Elyria residents at the City’s compost facility at 45 Chestnut Street during their operations hours (see City website).

For additional information or questions, please call the Elyria Street Department at 440-322-3129 or the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404.

Leaves collected by crews are composted and not dumped into area landfills.

2015 Final Round of Leaf Pickup

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 9:04 am

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The City of Elyria has begun its final round of leaf pickup for the season.  The last day to have leaves vacuumed from the curblawn will be Friday, December 4th.

Residents can place any remaining leaves in brown paper yard waste bags and take them to the Barnes Nursery Elyria Regional Compost Facility located at 45 Chestnut Street until it closes for the season at 2pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Alternatively, leaves may be placed in brown paper yard waste bags and left on their curblawn for pickup on their regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup day.  NO LEAVES IN PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS WILL BE TAKEN.

If you have questions, please call the office of Safety Service at 440-326-1404.

2016 Autumn Leaf Collection – City of Elyria

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016 through Saturday, December 3, 2016, the City of Elyria leaf collection program will be in operation.  Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles or wind-rows as close as possible, but not into the street.  No brush, twigs or other material should be mixed with leaves as these items clog the vacuum equipment and slow the collection process.

Approximately eight (8) crews will cover the entire City of Elyria and will concentrate first on areas with more mature trees.  Routes will generally follow sanitation routes but the schedule is greatly influenced by weather (rain as well as snow).  Due to manpower and weather variations – no set date for collection on a particular street or area is available.

No leaves will be collected after Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Residents may dispose of leaves contained in brown paper composting bags at the Elyria Compost Center at 45 Chestnut Street during posted hours of operation.

Please remember these important safety points:

  • DO NOT allow children to play in leaf piles near the street/curb
  • DO NOT place branches or other debris in the leaf piles. Doing so may result in non-collection of the leaves
  • DO NOT park vehicles on or near leaf piles; we encourage residents to use their driveways during leaf and snow season in order to keep roadways clear and accessible

Elyria residents, with proof of residency (ie:  driver’s license or water bill receipt), may bring bagged leaves (and grass clippings) to the City’s compost facility located at 45 Chestnut St.

For additional information or questions – please call the Elyria Street Dept. at 440-322-3129 or the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404

All leaves collected are composted and not dumped at the landfill

2016 Leaf Collection Extended until December 8, 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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Thursday December 1, 2016

NEWS RELEASE

Autumn Leaf Collection Extension

Due to the warm fall weather, autumn leaves have fallen slowly. The City of Elyria leaf collection program will extend through Thursday December 8, 2016. This is adding approximately one additional week to the previous schedule. Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles or wind-rows as close as possible, but not into the street.  No brush, twigs or other material should be mixed with leaves as these items clog the vacuum equipment and slow the collection process.

Residents may dispose of leaves contained in brown paper composting bags at the Elyria Compost Center at 45 Chestnut Street through Saturday December 3, 2016 from 9am-2pm for more information: www.barnesnursery.com

No leaf collection will occur after Thursday December 8, 2016. We encourage residents to rake remaining leaves to curb on or before Monday December 5, 2016.

For additional information or questions – please call the Elyria Street Dept. at 440-322-3129 or the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404

 

2nd Street Converting into Two-Way Street

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm

2ndstreet2During the week beginning Monday, September 19th, 2nd Street in downtown Elyria will permanently convert into a two-way street.  Traffic will flow in both directions between East and West Avenue.  What had previously been the left-hand lane will now be filled with Eastbound traffic. Please also note that as part of this change, the intersection of 2nd Street and Middle Avenue has also been converted into a 4-way Stop intersection.

Signage and road-striping will be in place to guide your travels, but please use extra caution as we adjust to this change.

Elyria Fall Leaf Collection Includes Free Leaf Raking By Students for Residents In Need

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm

autumnThe City of Elyria FALL 2017 LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM will run from Monday, October 16 through Tuesday, November 28. Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles, but not in the street.  No brush, twigs, or other materials should be mixed with the leaves, as these items may cause safety hazards and will clog the vacuum equipment, slowing the collection process.

A special service will be provided this year. If you are a senior citizen unable to rake your leaves because of an illness or physical disability you are eligible to sign up for FREE LEAF RAKING SERVICE by calling the Mayor’s Office at 326-1420 by November 1. This service is being made possible through the generosity of student volunteers from Elyria High School and Elyria Catholic High School.  It was the brain-child of Keenan Williams, assistant manager of the Elyria Street Department.  Mr. Williams has been working with the schools to coordinate the effort.  The first 100 citizens to sign up will be eligible for the service.

“The City is very proud of Mr. Williams and the many students and school personnel who have been involved in coordinating this effort,” said Mayor Holly Brinda.   “I am sure it will be appreciated by a number of our citizens.”  Mayor Brinda said the students will be providing leaf raking service November 13 – November 22, when most of the leaves have fallen.

As for the community-wide leaf collection October 16 – November 28, crews will cover the entire city and will concentrate first on areas with mature trees. There is no set schedule for collection, as weather conditions, equipment and personnel fluctuate day-to-day.  We ask for your patience and understanding.  Regardless of the weather, no leaves will be collected after November 28.  Any leaves remaining on the curb lawn after November 28 must be bagged (brown bags only) and left with the weekly trash pick-up.  FREE brown compost bags are available at the Mayor’s Office or the Public Utilities Office, 131 Court Street.

Residents are encouraged to dispose of their leaves at the Elyria Compost Center, 45 Chestnut Street. The Center is managed by Barnes Nursery.  Details regarding their hours of operation and services can be found on the City’s website under the Sanitation Department at www.cityofelyria.org. Leaves collected by crews are composted and not dumped into area landfills.

Please remember these important safety tips:

  • Do not allow children to play in the leaves near the street or curb;
  • Do not place braches or other debris in the leaf piles – doing so may result in the non-collection of leaves;
  • Do not park vehicles on or near leave piles.

For additional information or questions, please call the Elyria Street Department at (440) 322-3129 of the Safety Service Director’s Office at (440) 326-1420.