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.