XENIA — The City of Xenia has announced its annual leaf collection schedule. The collection dates coincide with when most leaves are off the trees and residents have ample time to rake them to the curb.
The City will be divided into two zones. Zone 1 will be all the areas north of Main Street and Zone 2 will be all areas south of Main Street. Main Street addresses will be picked up with Zone 1.
Zone 1 collection dates are Monday, Nov. 27 through Friday Dec. 8. Zone 2 collection dates are Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 22.
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.
The city reminds residents:
— 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 important that cars are not parked in the leaf pickup 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 the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232, or visit www.XploreXenia.com, and enter “Seasonal Services” in the site search box.
Story courtesy City of Xenia.