Even though many of the leaves have yet to fall, the annual leaf pick-up has already started in Hillsboro and will begin next week in Greenfield.
Following are details of the leaf pick-up schedules for both towns.
Hillsboro began picking up leaves on Nov. 1, according to the city’s Facebook page.
The page said the Hillsboro Public Works Department began collecting leaves Tuesday, Nov. 1 and will quit picking them up around Friday, Dec. 23. The page noted that all dates are approximate.
“Holidays, weather, events, equipment breakdowns and day-to-day operations will cause adjustments to the schedule,” the page said.
To ensure efficient collection, the city asks residents to comply with the following:
• Rake leaves into rows along edge of curb, and not into the street.
• Do not mix trash, branches, stones, or other materials that could hamper the collection. The city will not collect leaves if they are not accessible – i.e. behind cars, mailboxes or utility poles.
• Leaves are not collected at apartment complexes, mobile home parks, private sub divisions, and on all private roads.
The Facebook page listed the following leaf collection schedule:
• District A – The area between South High Street and West Main Street – Oct. 31 to Nov. 11.
• District B – The area between South High Street and East Main Street – Nov. 14-25.
• District C – The area between North High Street and East Main Street – Nov. 28 to Dec. 9.
• District D – The area between North High Street and West Main Street – Dec. 12-23.
In Greenfield, city manager Ron Coffey has announced that crews will begin picking up leaves beginning Monday, Nov. 7.
Pick-up will begin on Mirabeau Street and continue on the south side of town, going east to west first, and then north to south. Once the south side is complete, leaf pick-up will begin on the north side of Mirabeau Street, again with east to west streets done first, followed by north to south.
The leaf pick-up crew is scheduled to make two passes through the village.
Coffey asked that residents either rake their leaves to the tree lawn (the area between the sidewalk and the curb) or bag them and place them in the tree lawn. If leaves are bagged, residents may call the village offices at 937-981-3500 and pick-up will be scheduled.
Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or on Twitter @13gillilandj.