2014 Autumn Leaf Collection

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