The City of Toledo will begin the 2012 leaf collection program on October 29 in West Toledo neighborhoods with a 43613 zip code.
While red and white signs will be posted in advance of collection in each neighborhood, residents are encouraged to begin bringing leaves to the street now for collection by city crews.
Leaves should be raked to the edge of the pavement on uncurbed streets and just over the curb on curbed streets. Residents are asked not to place leaves on any boulevard or cul-de-sac islands.
Only leaves will be collected. General yard waste including brush, sticks or bags of leaves or grass clippings will not be picked up and if mixed in with loose leaves can cause damage to city equipment resulting in delays in service.
Additionally, the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor will again offer "Come Roll With Us," a ride along program to offer residents a first hand experience in the city's leaf collection operations including field observation with crews.
Updates to the leaf collection schedule will be posted regularly at www.toledo.oh.gov, or residents may contact the Division of Streets Bridges and Harbor at 419.936.2523 with questions and to sign up for Come Roll With Us.