Xenia Daily Gazette
XENIA — The City of Xenia has made changes to its annual leaf collection schedule.
The city will be divided into two zones instead of four and the collection dates will be later in the season to help ensure most leaves are off the trees and residents have ample time to rake them to the curb.
Zone 1 will be all the areas north of (and including) Main Street and Zone 2 will be all areas south of Main Street.
Zone 1 will be collected Dec. 5-9, while Zone 2 will be collected Dec. 12-16.
Residents also have the option of mulching leaves or bagging them and taking them to the Greene County Recycling Center on Greene Way Boulevard. Rumpke will no longer pick up bagged leaves and will only pick up debris that will fit into the trash receptacle.
City officials gave these tips to make sure it’s a successful leaf-collection season.
— Leaves need to be raked to the curb before the Monday on your pick up week. Crews could be at your curb anytime during that week. Return trips to an area will not be possible.
— It is very important that cars are not parked in the leaf pick up area. Crews cannot reach a leaf pile if a car is parked within 10 feet.
— Piles have to contain leaves only. Leafing equipment cannot pickup sticks, limbs or trash.
For more information call 937-376-7265 or visit www.xplorexenia.com, and search for “seasonal services.”