The South Lebanon Public Works Department will begin leaf collection service beginning on October 16, 2023. Since trees lose their leaves at varying times, collection times have been adjusted to accommodate the tree cycles.
To collect leaves more effectively, we request that you rake leaves into the street approximately 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 to leave the maximum amount of street surface open for vehicles. DO NOT park vehicles in the street until leaves have been removed.
Please ensure that there are not any foreign objects hidden in the leaf piles. These objects can cause significant damage to our equipment, thereby causing costly repairs and a delay in the program.
Have your leaves raked and ready for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on the FIRST day of your scheduled pickup. When the crews are scheduled to be in your area on consecutive days, they will be on your street only one of those days, but not all. If you live on a street that permits on-street parking, be a good neighbor and only rake your leaves to the street during the first day of your scheduled time for leaf pick-up to avoid creating an obstacle for on street parking until the next scheduled pick-up day.
There may be times when the quantity of leaves in one area is so heavy that the leaf collection crews will begin earlier than scheduled. In these cases, crews will return to your area on the days scheduled as well.
An early snowfall will hamper our leaf collection efforts since some of the same trucks that are used to pick up leaves will be needed for our snow plowing efforts. In case of an early snow prior to a leaf collection; leaves raked to the curb for collection will likely be plowed onto the roadway along with the snow. Weather permitting, any remaining leaves will be collected.
Should you miss the opportunity to participate in the program on the scheduled dates, please bag your leaves and place them at the curb with your weekly trash for pick-up.
If you have any questions or comments, you can contact the City at (513) 494-2296 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.