In an effort to assist residents
with their leaf pick-up, the City will allow residents to
dispose of their leaves free of charge. Starting on October 15th
through December 14th, residents may take their leaves to the
City Compost Facility, should residents not wish to wait on
their scheduled leaf pick-up date by City crews. Residents may
contact the Street Department to schedule a time to take their
leaves to the Compost Facility.
Normally, the cost to dispose of
leaves is $10 per truck or trailer load. But in an effort to
assist residents as well as City crews, this fee will be waived
during this time period. The more residents that participate in
this program, the more beneficial it will be for residents and
City crews. This will allow residents to remove their leaves at
their convenience, which will free up parking spaces in
residential areas, keep leaves from collecting in storm sewer
systems, and allow City crews more time to work on street
The City is hoping to get a
multitude of residents to participate in this new program, which
is a win-win for all involved. All leaves collected will be
composted and sold next spring and summer as compost for gardens
and flower beds. It is a very nutrient rich product that
resembles top soil. The City has been composting leaves, and
making mulch at this facility since 2003. All leaves brought to
the facility must be free of brush, bushes or any type of wood.
Those items may also be taken to the Compost Facility for a
nominal fee. The facility is located on Piqua-Troy Road,
approximately a mile and a half south of Garnsey Street.
For questions or scheduling
please call the Street Department at 778-2095.