As the Leaves Fall
As we start the fall season it’s time to talk leaf pickup. I would like to go over some of the specifics as well as let you know how to track what neighborhoods crews are in on any given day. As leaves start falling in volume pickup will begin. Crews will continue picking up until approximately December depending on how quickly the trees shed the leaves. There will be advanced notice before crews start the final time through the City. That information will be posted on the City of Euclid website. The City website will have the most up to date information on the current location of the crews.
Crews do not pick up grass clippings, brush, tires, pumpkins, dead plant material or scrap metal. Leaves only should be piled on the tree lawn for pickup. Keeping the leaves on the tree lawn and out of the street prevents them from blocking water flow to catch basins. Vehicles parked in the street prevent the equipment from being able to collect the leaves. Please do not park on leaf piles or block them with your vehicle. If possible please move your vehicle when you see the crew on your street for collection. Use caution when driving down streets where crews are working. Leaves can also be placed in your trash containers for pickup by Kimble on your assigned trash day.
A question that is asked every year is what happens to the leaves that are picked up? The City contracts with a compost facility in Wickliffe to accept all the leaves collected. The City pays a tipping fee to this facility for accepting our leaves. The leaves are then recycled for use in mulch blends the facility produces for sale.
Last year’s leaf collection total was 633 loads equaling 9,495 cubic yards. The City staff works hard to safely and efficiently collect the leaves with the limited equipment and personnel available.
I'm the Director of Public Service for the City of Euclid. I'm a resident of Euclid and have been employed by the City for over 11years.