Lakewood Announces Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
The City of Lakewood will begin collecting loose leaves on Monday, November 5, 2012 and will continue until approximately Friday, December 14, 2012, weather permitting. Prior to November 5 and after December 14, leaves will be collected only when they are placed in paper yard/leaf bags and set out along with regular refuse and recycling.
Due to the excessive amount of leaves on Clifton Boulevard and Lake Avenue, these streets will be collected separately. Collection crews will start working at the east end of Clifton Boulevard and Lake Avenue and work west until completed. Collection pick-up for these streets is scheduled to begin on November 5 with additional pick-ups beginning November 19 and December 3.
After crews have completed Clifton and Lake, they will collect leaves citywide starting from the west end and working east. The number of citywide collections will be weather dependent. Residents should place their leaves out as soon as possible to ensure collection. Signs will be posted on side streets to notify residents of upcoming collections.
For daily leaf collection schedule updates, visit www.onelakewood.com/leafcollection.
In order to make the leaf collection process as effective as possible, the City asks residents to please rake leaves onto tree lawns as close to the curb as possible. Raking leaves into the street will slow the collection process and may cause basement flooding.
There will be no leaf collection on November 22 and 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have any questions, please call (216) 529-6810 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.