Wilmington leaf pickup begins Wednesday


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WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington will begin its Leaf Pickup Program on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

City workers will begin picking up leaves in the Southwest Quadrant of the city and will proceed clockwise through city neighborhoods in November and December. The tentative schedule for pickup is:

Southwest Quadrant (South of W. Main St./West of S. South St.)

• Southridge, Timber Glen, Truesdell

Northwest Quadrant (North of W. Main St. /West of N. South St.)

• Lakewood, McDermott Village, Wilmington High School

Northeast Quadrant (North of E. Main St. /East of N. South St.)

• N. Lincoln, N. Walnut, Denver Edition, Rombach Ave.

Southeast Quadrant (South of E. Main St ./East of S. South St.)

Wilmington College, Southeast Neighborhood

Leaves should be raked to the edge of the curb (between the curb and sidewalk).

Do not rake your leaves into the street. Leaves in the street contaminate storm water runoff and also block catch basins and cause flooding.

No branches, rocks, trash or other debris in leaf piles. Branches and other debris mixed in with the leaves damage the equipment and will create delays in the collection process. Please have all portable basketball rims removed from street edge and curb line to expedite the collection process.

The city is making two rounds through each quadrant, and will attempt to stay on the schedule listed above. Leaves in the alleys will be picked up at the end of the second round. As is common in Ohio, weather does not always cooperate, so changes in pickup time may occur.

For the most current schedule, contact the Streets Department at 937-382-6339.

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