On November 10, 2014, residents of the first, fourth and fifth wards are asked to rake and pile leaves to the curb lawn - NOT in the street. Pickup in the second, third, sixth, and seventh wards will occur as crews progress.
Residents are requested to follow these helpful hints when raking their leaves. Hopefully this will make the leaf pickup go more efficiently and reduce cost.
1) Please bag any small accumulation of leaves- leaf bags are available to City of Lima residents at no cost- either at 900 S. Collett St. Or Billing and Collections located at 424 N. Central Ave. and place them out with regular trash per our city contract.
2) Rake all leaves to the curb lawn, not in the street. Our crews have the equipment to rake them from the curb lawns. When leaves are raked into the streets, vehicles break them down and this creates problems with pickup. Also it is a safety hazard. Children playing in the street are not noticeable by drivers.
3) Make sure all piles of leaves are free of rocks, junk, grass clippings, limbs and other debris in order to expedite leaf pickup and avoid injury to our crew or damage to equipment.
4) Prior to the start of pick up, large amounts of tree and leaf debris can be taken to the Lima Compost Facility located at 1227 E. Hanthorn Road. Residents will need to bring their water bill along with them to access the Compost Facility.
Residents are requested to refrain from piling leaves on curb lawns during weeks other than their scheduled ward pickup. Weekly progress updates will be provided through the media so residents can anticipate the arrival of city work crews.