UPDATE: Fall leaf removal schedule set; New bagging option available

November 17, 2008

Leaf removal in the city began Oct. 22, but with an added service to make the process more convenient for some residents.

As before, residents may rake leaves within two feet of the street curb the day before their scheduled pickup. But this year residents may also collect leaves in special biodegradable paper leaf bags to be placed on their curbs for removal during their scheduled leaf pickup times.

Bags are priced between $1.95 and $2.50 for five 30-gallon bags, and are available at local retailers such as Home Depot and Marc’s, and even online at Amazon.com.
For the safety and convenience of residents and street cleaners, residents should NOT:

  • Allow children to play in leaves on or near the street;
  • Place branches or other debris in the street with the leaves;
  • Rake leaves into the street after leaves have been removed; or
  • Park vehicles over leaves, as the heat from the undersides could cause a fire.

Signs will be posted to remind residents of their leaf removal schedule. The schedule for the remaining rounds removals by ward follows.

  • Ward 1: Dec. 2
  • Ward 2: Nov. 29
  • Ward 3: Nov. 21
  • Ward 4: Nov. 15
  • Ward 5: Nov. 19
  • Ward 6: Nov. 11
  • Ward 7: Nov. 13
  • Ward 8: Nov. 24
  • Ward 9: Dec. 5
  • Ward 10: Nov. 8

For more information on leaf removal in Akron, call 3-1-1 or (330) 375-2311 from a mobile phone or business line, or visit www.ci.akron.oh.us.