Each property owner is responsible to collect and properly dispose of leaves on their property during the Fall season.
Three methods of disposal are available for collected leaves:
- Leaves collected in paper lawn bags (plastic is not accepted) may be set out for recycling collection by Rumpke each Monday starting in mid-October through mid-December. This is the best “green” solution for leaf disposal.
- Leaves collected in paper bags may be set out for collection by Rumpke with your brown cart collected on Tuesdays. These leaves will go to the regular land fill processed by Rumpke.
- Leaves that have been raked to the curb are picked-up by the Village maintenance crew during the time frame of mid-October through mid-December, weather and season permitting. These leaves are sent to a yard waste dump and are not recycled. The maintenance crew picks up leaves focusing weekly on areas where leaves have been placed at the curb, following the schedule posted below. Leaves need to be at the curb no later than 7 am on Monday of the week your street is scheduled for pick-up:
If circumstances beyond our control prevent the collection of leaves (inclement weather, equipment issues) property owners are still responsible to remove leaves from the right-of-way and curb and properly dispose of them by the last day of leaf pick-up season. Follow these rules:
- Leaves must be raked to the right-of-way at the curb (the grassy area) by 7AM on the Monday your street is scheduled for pick-up. Leaves may NOT be placed in the curb or street.
- Leaves may not be raked or blown onto public property or on private property without specific permission from the property owner.
- Regular yard waste (grass clippings, small sticks – smaller than a broomstick, twigs, discarded annuals, trimmings, and other small debris) must be bagged in yard-waste paper bags or in your brown Rumpke 2- wheeler for Rumpke to pick up, following their yard waste requirements. The Village leafing crew will not pick up this type of material as placing it in the leaf pile may seriously damage leafing equipment.
- Leaves may not be left at the curb or in the street during the Winter months after leaf collection has ended. Raked leaves must be bagged by the tenant, property owner or agent of the property into paper bags and placed out for collection by Rumpke according to their requirements for yard-waste pick-up.
- Note that during the Winter months, mid-December through the end of February, the maintenance crew does not pick up brush or leaves at the curb.
Fall leaf collection ends Friday, December 16, 2022. After that date raked leaves must be bagged in paper lawn bags by the resident/property owner and set out for pick-up by Rumpke.
Leaves may not be left at the curb or in the street during the Winter months. Leaves raked to the curb after December 16 will not be picked up by the Village. After December 16, raked leaves must be bagged in paper bags and placed out according to the regular guidelines for Rumpke yard-waste pick-up.
Spring & Summer Brush Pick-Up
The Village provides curb side brush pickup to assist residents in maintaining the exterior appearance of their property. This service is provided the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Thursday of each month from March 1 through October 31. Items for pick-up should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 PM the night before and no later than 7:30 AM on the day of pick-up. Items placed out after the crew has picked-up on a street will not be picked-up until the next collection day. Items will need to be stored off the curb until that time.
The brush collection service is suspended from November 1 through February as the Village provides leaf pickup and snow removal services during the Winter months.
The following guidelines must be followed when using the curbside brush pick-up service:
- No waste (limbs, vines, brush etc.) for brush collection shall be set out on the street curb no earlier than 6 p.m. the designated day before brush collection. Collection is the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Thursday of the month from March 1 through October 31. Items for pick-up should be placed at the curb no later than 7:30 AM on the day of pick-up.
- Brush and branches must be bundled and tied not to exceed 4 feet by 2 feet in size.
- Tree limbs set out for removal must be but no larger than 9 feet long maximum, 10 inches in diameter.
- Larger yard waste debris may be taken by the homeowner to one of the Hamilton County yard waste drop off sites. Please call the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services at 513-946-7777 for more information or visit their web site here.
- Limbs and brush must be stacked or piled length wise along the sidewalk in front of your property on the yard side of the sidewalk. Do not block the sidewalk or place items in the gutter.
- Vines and limbs with thorns must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled and tied with string (no wire).
- Piles of different types of materials must be separated and set out in individual areas (i.e., limbs in one area, vines, thorns, and logs in another). Our crew will not untangle big piles of various types of material at each residence. Please use your entire yard frontage to set the brush out if necessary, and form a second row if required.
- Materials such as rocks, bricks, pipes, wire, fencing material, lumber, etc., are to be disposed of with your regular trash according to Rumpke’s regulations and must fit in the brown bin or be placed in paper yard bags; plastic is not permitted.
- Bagged leaves prepared for Rumpke or Village pick-up must be collected in paper yard bags only; no plastic.
- With street parking at a premium, please be considerate of your neighbors and avoid placing brush piles where parking on the street will be inhibited. You may even discuss with your neighbor about putting the brush on the opposite side of the street that has no street parking.
Remember that any contractors you hire to provide outdoor services (professional tree trimmers, landscapers, builders, etc.) are required to remove debris from your property including any tree limbs, trunks, brush, logs, etc. that they generate. They are not permitted to place this material at the curb.