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Leaf Collection
About the Leaf Collection Program
Each year, the City of Lebanon Public Works Department picks up leaves which have fallen during the fall season.

In order to collect leaves more effectively:    
  • Rake your leaves into the street no earlier than one day before, but at least by 7:00 am the first day of your scheduled pick-up date.
  • Rake the leaves about 12 inches away from the curb to allow rainfall to flow down the curb and into the storm inlets.
  • If your street does not have curbs, line up your row of leaves on the pavement as close to the shoulder of the road as possible in order to leave the maximum amount of street surface open for vehicles.
  • If you live on a street that allows on street parking, be a good neighbor and do not rake leaves into the street several days before or anytime right after the scheduled pick up dates.  This can lead to a decrease in the available on-street parking.
  • Make sure there are no foreign objects, such as tree limbs, hidden in the leaf piles. This causes great damage to our equipment and also causes a delay in the program due to unscheduled maintenance.
  • When the crews are scheduled to be in your area on consecutive days, crews will be on your street one of the days but will not pick up on all days.
  • Do not park vehicles in the street until leaves have been removed.

Changes in Schedule
There may be times when the leaf-collection crews will start early in order to get a head start on picking up the leaves. Crews will return to your area on the scheduled days.

There also may be times when the crews get behind schedule due to inclement weather, equipment problems, or the amount of leaves, but be assured that we will make every effort to be there. Your patience is appreciated.

2018 Schedule

Snow Delays
In case of snow prior to the leaf collection, leaves raked to the curb for collection would most likely be plowed onto the roadway along with the snow. Depending on the weather, every attempt will be made to collect the leaves remaining or that have been raked back into the street. An early snowfall seriously hampers our leaf collection efforts, because some of the trucks used to pick up leaves would be needed to plow the streets.

More Information
If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Darren Owens, Director of Public Works at (513) 228-3701. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.