Wilmington leaf pickup begins Nov. 2

The City of Wilmington will begin its Leaf Pickup Program on Monday, Nov. 2 as city workers will begin picking up leaves in the Southwest Quadrant of the city and proceed clockwise through city neighborhoods.

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 stormwater 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.

The city is making two rounds through each quadrant, and will attempt to stay on the schedule listed above. As is common in Ohio, weather does not always cooperate, so changes in pickup time may occur.

The most up-to-date information can be found on the City of Wilmington website at www.ci.wilmington.oh.us or contact the Streets Department at 937-382-6339.

The tentative schedule for pickup is:

Southwest Quadrant

South of W. Main St./West of S. South St.; Southridge, Timber Glen, Truesdell:

• Nov. 2-6

• Dec. 1-4

Northwest Quadrant

North of W. Main St./West of N. South St.; Lakewood, McDermott Village, Wilmington High School

• Nov. 9-13

• Dec. 7-11

Northeast Quadrant

North of E. Main St./East of N. South St.; N. Lincoln, N. Walnut, Denver Edition, Rombach Ave.

• Nov. 16-20

• Dec. 14-18

Southeast Quadrant

South of E. Main St./East of S. South St.; Wilmington College, Southeast Neighborhood

• Nov. 23-30

• Dec. 21-30