The City of Chillicothe will begin its annual fall leaf collection program next week.
Leaf collection is handled the same way as the City’s large item collection program, with a neighborhood’s collection week corresponding to that neighborhood’s trash collection schedule. Neighborhoods with Monday trash collection will have their leaves picked up during the first week of the program, and neighborhoods with Tuesday trash collection will see their leaves gathered during the second week, and so on.
The program kicks off this Monday, October 18th and continues through Friday, October 22nd for neighborhoods with Monday trash collection. The program will be held in two rounds lasting five weeks each. The second round of the program will begin in late November.
Leaves need to be gathered by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of a neighborhood’s collection week. The City asks that residents rake their leaves to the curbside grassy area outside their homes, and not into the street where they can be washed down into the storm sewers. Yard waste and debris is prohibited.
Residents should be mindful of where they park during their collection week. If a vehicle is blocking access to a leaf pile, those leaves will not be collected.
The full leaf collection schedule is as follows:
Monday Trash Pickup:
- October 18th to October 22nd
- November 22nd to November 26th
Tuesday Trash Pickup:
- October 25th to October 29th
- November 29th to December 3rd
Wednesday Trash Pickup:
- November 1st to November 5th
- December 6th to December 10th
Thursday Trash Pickup:
- November 8th to November 12th
- December 13th to December 17th
Friday Trash Pickup:
- November 15th to November 19th
- December 20th to December 24th