The City of Findlay will be picking up leaves beginning November 20, 2017, beginning at 7am. City employees will collect leaves that have been placed in biodegradable PAPER bags at the curb. Plastic bags will not be picked up. Bagged leaves should be placed by the curbs no later than 7am on November 20. An additional pick-up will be held December 4.
Biodegradable bags are readily available at local hardware, building supply, and some grocery stores.
Raking leaves into the street has many negative aspects. Leaf piles in the street can be a dangerous temptation to children who like to play in the piles and in many areas reduce the traffic to one lane or cause drivers to drive around the piles into oncoming traffic. Piled leaves tend to wash into and clog storm sewers, causing maintenance issues and potential localized flooding during storm events. Residents who blow or rake leaves onto City streets are in violation of long standing City Codified Ordinance 311.01(d). Complaints should be forwarded to the Police Department.
City residents may continue to drop leaves at the green waste site located at 350 West High Street at no charge. Hours for the site beginning November 7, 2017, are Tuesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 8am-1pm; closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. The green waste site is intended for residential use only. No contractors are permitted to use this site. Only tree trimmings, brush, leaves, and grass clippings can be dumped in designated areas at the site.