Leaf Collection

Revised Leaf Collection Schedule 12/6/22
Leaf Collection Update 12/6/22

The city's Public Properties Maintenance Division (PPM) is continuing to collect leaves throughout the City. Our staff is and has been ill since the beginning of last week so things are waning in the balance each day of whether we can run our normal three crews - which is short staffed - or only two crews. We are currently in our last section of the first round (section 9). We’re estimating to be done tomorrow and start the second round on Wednesday. The PPM staff continues to do an amazing job collecting over 6500 cubic yards of leaves since the beginning of the season, on October 31st. This equates to nearly 600 loads. Our normal Leaf Collection Operation averages 650 loads per year, so this brings us to over 90% complete. Our goal is to have all of the second round completed before Christmas Eve. For your reference, please see the revised schedule.

Leaf Collection Update 12/2/22

Round 1 of leaf pick-up is tentatively scheduled to be completed on Monday, December 5th.  Round 2 will be begin on Tuesday, December 6th.

Leaf Collection Update - 11/21/22

The City's Public Properties Maintenance Division (PPM) is operating four sections behind the originally scheduled pick-up day, which equates to six work days. PPM crews are currently working in section 7, which has our second greatest amount of leaves collected annually. Our goal is to complete section 7 sometime this coming Wednesday (11/23), then move on to section 8 thereafter. We will resume work the following Monday, November 28th, after enjoying Thanksgiving Day and weekend with family and friends.

The PPM staff continues to do an amazing job collecting over 5000 cubic yards, or 420 dump truck loads, of leaves since the beginning of the season on October 31st. At this rate, our crews are filling one dump truck every 20 minutes. Annually, our crews collect approximately 7500 cubic yards or leaves per year, so after today we'll essentially be 2/3 complete. The last 3 years, PPM has collected on average 392 dump truck loads before Thanksgiving and this year we're on pace to collect 490 loads. 

Leaf Collection Update - 11/15/22

The City's Public Properties Maintenance Division (PPM) is operating two sections behind the originally scheduled pick-up day. This equates to four work days or seven calendar days. The delay is due to the excessive amount of leaves that fell, almost entirely within one week, and have been placed in tree lawns to be collected. PPM crews are currently working in section 6, which historically has the greatest amount of leaves collected annually. Our goal is to complete section 6 sometime this Thursday (11/17) and then move on to section 7 thereafter.

 

The PPM staff is doing a tremendous job collecting over 25 dump truck loads  of leaves per day (or 3500 cubic yards so far) since the beginning of the season, which began on October 31st. At this rate, our crews are filling one dump truck every 20 minutes. Annually, our crews collect approximately 7500 cubic yards per year, so after today we'll essentially be 50% complete.

 

Our staff has and is working overtime to help mitigate additional delays and to catch back up to the original calendar schedule. 

Leaf Collection Information - 10/4/22

The City of Wooster will be starting the first round of leaf pick up for 2022 on Monday, October 31st. 

 

Please refrain from placing sticks and branches in the leaf piles. In the event of an emergency or inclimate weather the Leaf Collection Operations may need to be suspended and even canceled.
 

PPM collects on average five million pounds of leaves annually, which equals 825 truckloads hauled to a local compost facility, which is enough leaves to cover a football field over six feet high. We collect leaves 600 curb miles on average every fall.

NOTE: Any yard waste placed at the curb before and after City of Wooster leaf collection is going to be placed in the landfill. The only time that the yard waste will be recycled, is during the specific leaf collection dates in the fall and the biodegradable bags ARE required for that.

Message from the Mayor
Message from the Mayor

Dear Residents of Wooster:

The City of Wooster's Public Properties Maintenance (PPM) Division will begin our fall leaf pickup on Monday, October 31st. This operation can be more effective and efficient if the following guidelines are followed:

1.) All leaves should be at the curb the day before your street is scheduled for pickup. We will only pickup leaves on your street once on your scheduled day. We will not return to your street if you rake your leaves after we go by your property on the scheduled day. Please advise your landscaper of the days and dates of your scheduled pickup so they will have your leaves ready for pickup in advance of the pickup days.

2.) Please rake leaves to the tree lawn or at the road edge in 3 to 4 ft. wide windrows. Do not place leaves in the street or behind sidewalk, trees, signs, etc. Raked leaves are not to be placed in the street. In addition to being a traffic hazard, leaf piles in the street can cause storm sewer problems including water backing-up into basements. 

3.) Please remove all vehicles from the street by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled day. We will not rake leaves around the cars and we will not return to your street if your leaves were blocked.

4.) Please do not put sticks, branches, stones, trash, garden debris, etc. in the leaf pile. These tend to clog our machines and can cause extensive and costly damage. Piles containing debris will not be collected.

5.) Review the leaf pickup schedule listed by street below. If your street is not listed, please consult the map for your street location/section and the corresponding schedule dates contained in the legend.

The City crews will do their best to keep to the scheduled day, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as severe inclement weather or equipment breakdowns, we may at times fall behind schedule. If you have questions regarding leaf pickup details, please review the information provided here on our website or call 330-263-5275 (Monday-Friday 7:30AM-3:30PM.)

Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Bob Breneman
Mayor

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