Residential Leaf Collection Program
The Department of Public Services will begin its leaf pick up on October 19, 2015. Leaves should be raked loose to the curb. The crew will continue the pick up until leaf season is completed. Those wishing to bag leaves before the pick up begins may do so and contact the Service Department at 330-995-9116 when bags are at the curb.
Leaf Collection Guidelines
Leaves should be raked loose to the curb but not into the roadway per Aurora Codified Ordinance Section 311.01 which prohibits placing injurious material or obstruction in the street. The leaf pile should be free from landscaping debris (i.e., brush, stones, rocks, bushes, trash) to prevent damage to equipment and personnel.
Improperly placed leaves in the roadway over stormwater drains or open ditches may cover inlets causing a potential blockage and restrict water flow.
The program will continue until leaf season is completed, weather permitting. This service is NOT intended for use by professional landscaping contractors or landscapers who perform leaf removal service for a homeowner.
Leaves may also be bagged and disposed of with normal trash pickup. There is no additional charge as long as the level of trash service is not exceeded.
The city recycles the collected leaves into a usable organic material made available in the spring until depleted to Aurora residents at no charge. Pickup Location: Audubon Parking Lot, 896 East Pioneer Trail.
Importance of Keeping Storm Sewers Clear of Debris
Leaves, grass, and brush debris can cover the inlets and block water from flowing into them. Materials of this nature entering into the storm sewers decompose and deplete dissolved oxygen that aquatic life needs to survive. Grass and leaves also encourage algae growth.