“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.