Solon Service Department

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection program will begin 


Start: Monday, October 17
End:   Friday, December 16
 

Map of city areas recently completed

Streets that have been completed are highlighted in color. The leaf collection map will be updated every few days. The leaf collection program and brush collection program are two separate programs. Please refer to the individual links for the program you are seeking information about, the specific links will provide information and maps updating the collection routes.  
 
       The Service Department will begin the curbside leaf collection program on Monday, October 17, 2016, the program will run through Friday, December 16, 2016 weather permitting. We ask that residents place their leaves 3 feet from the curb. City crews will work their way around the city to collect them. Crews will pass through each area several times throughout the collection season.

      The Service Department requires that leaf piles NEVER be placed in the roadway; this can cause an unsafe situation for motorists and block storm sewers which will result in flooding issues. City Ordinance (ORD. #1964-660.3) states the following: (c) No person shall deposit any leaves within any public street or sidewalk except on the tree lawn between the sidewalk and the curb.

      When placing leaves out for collection they should be raked into a windrow and placed close to but not in the roadway. No brush, small branches or other materials should be mixed in with leaf piles as this material will clog and damage the leaf collection equipment and slow down the collection process. Foreign objects can also be thrown from a machine and potentially harm a worker or motorist.

      You can help assist the Service Department by mulching your leaves while mowing your lawn; this will add beneficial soil amendment to your lawn. Additionally, small piles of leaves should be placed into brown craft yard waste bags whenever possible and placed out for collection on your normal rubbish collection day. An additional truck will pick the leaf bags up.

      Due to the large volume of leaves that come down in a short period of time, no daily schedule can be followed during leaf collection. The collection of leaves will be made during several trips through the city. Please feel free to contact the Service Department to inquire where city crews are currently collecting. Once the leaf collection program has ended, all leaves must be placed into brown craft yard waste bags and placed out for collection on your normal rubbish collection day.

      The Service Department would like to thank residents of Solon for their continued cooperation and ask that you contact the Solon Service Department at 248-5834 for more information about the fall leaf collection program. 

Leaves collected are composted, not put in a landfill. 
Remember next spring we will generate compost and mulch that is available to Solon Residents. Call us for pricing and availability in the spring of 2017.
 
If you have questions regarding the leaf collection process feel free to contact Michael Gelardi, Solid Waste Manager at (440) 248-5834 ext. 1955