Leaf Collection

Overview

Leaf-collection-(7)The Public Service Department offers a convenient and efficient curbside leaf collection service to all New Albany residents during an eight week period from mid-October to early December. Service crews collect leaves that have been raked into piles at the curb or in the tree line. Leaf vacuum machines are pulled by trucks housing large volume boxes for collection. These trucks will pass each New Albany home to collect leaves at least five times during leaf collection season. In a given year, 250-300 tons of leaves are collected and delivered to a yard waste processing facility that composts and coverts leaves to premium topsoil.

Please call 614-855-0076 with questions.

Guidelines

  • Please rake leaves to the edge of the road or to the back of curb but not in the street.  If possible, please avoid placing leaf piles near mailboxes, trees, lights or signs.
  • Please rake leaves only to the end of your yard and leave them in your yard for collection. Leaves in common areas will not be collected.
  • No branches, twigs or grass clippings will be collected, only leaves.
  • Leaves under and behind parked cars cannot be collected so please do not park on the street until after the leaves have been collected.
  • Leaves will be collected on a weekly basis in alternating zones, with areas south of Dublin-Granville Road collected one week and areas north of Dublin-Granville Road collected the next week.
  • Place leaves at the curb before 7:00 AM on the Monday of each collection period. The Public Service Department cannot guarantee collection of leaves placed at the curb after this time for the given collection period.
  • Please keep leaves out of storm water sewers and stream banks. Leaves cause bacteria that depletes oxygen and can kill fish and other stream organisms.
  • Leaves can also be collected during scheduled yard waste collection dates if they are placed in paper yard waste bags or in a container marked “yard waste”.

Schedule

Oct 10 – Oct 14 City Wide
Oct 17 – Oct 21 South of Dublin-Granville Rd.
Oct 24 – Oct 31 North of Dublin-Granville Rd.
Oct 31 – Nov 4 South of Dublin-Granville Rd. 
Nov 7 – Nov 11 North of Dublin-Granville Rd. 
Nov 14 – Nov 18 South of Dublin-Granville Rd.
Nov 21 – Nov 23 North of Dublin-Granville Rd.
Nov 28 – Dec 2 City Wide “Final Sweep”

Missed a Collection?

Please wait until the next weekly collection pass as a courtesy to other neighborhoods. Crews can not return to a street after they have completed a pass.

Alternate Options

The New Albany Leaf Collection Program is intended only to collect leaves that have been properly bunched and placed at the curb within the right-of-way for disposal during a two month period from mid-October to early December. There is a very small window of opportunity to collect the leaves from the time they fall until winter weather begins. Once the leaves are covered by snow or are frozen, the leaf vacuum machine cannot collect them and service crews must attend to snow removal operations.

Disposal Options

  • Utilize a mulching lawnmower and mulch leaves back into the lawn. This provides nutrients for the soil.
  • Place leaves in and around plant beds and under trees and shrubs. This provides good nutrients for the soil and insulates the plants.
  • Utilize New Albany’s weekly yard waste collection service by placing leaves in biodegradable bags or containers labeled “yard waste” and placing them at the curb during refuse collection.
Leaves will be collected in your neighborhood at least five times in October and November.