Autumn leaf collection to begin next week
Nov 03, 2013 | 557 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Public Works Department's autumn leaves collection season begins in earnest next week.

Public Works Director Tommy Myers said the departments' employees make a special effort to collect fall leaves from the first of November through sometime early in the new year.

Some leaf collection began already started in October.

“It is a very busy time for our employees,” Myers said.

Property owners are asked to keep some things in mind as they build thosemountains of leaves with rakes and blowers.

Don't cover storm drains. Leaves clogging the drains means extra work, and expense, to clean them. And don't block access to utility poles, mail boxes, wires or fences.

And motorists should use extra caution when they approach leaf collection crews at work, he said.

Pile leaves close to the curbs, however, within reach of city equipment, Myers said.

City leaf pickup generally follows the city's two-week trash and debris collection routes, said City Manager Janice Casteel. As the volume of leaves increases during the fall, however, crews may be a few days later.