City of Dublin Guidelines for Safe and Efficient Leaf Collection
Leaves that are left in the street can be washed down storm drains where they can cause algae. If you plan on participating in the City’s leaf collection program this fall, you must rake leaves to the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk. This simple action will help the City do its job while keeping Dublin green – and algae-free.
- Collections are based on a two-zone system. Find your zone on the map.
- The weekend before your scheduled collection, rake leaves to the grassy area between the street and sidewalk. Never put leaf piles in the street.
- Collections occur in your zone beginning on the Monday of each pick-up week between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Have your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. the Monday of each pick-up week. Collections will take the entire week to complete in each zone.
- Residents can still bag leaves in biodegradable bags for weekly curbside yard waste pick-up on weeks when the City crews are not doing leaf collection in their neighborhood/zone.
Two-Zone Collection System
Collections are based on a two-zone system. See the map to find out what zone you live in. Collections occur in your zone beginning on the Monday of each pick up week between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please have your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. the Monday of each pick up week. Collections will take the entire week to complete in each zone.
Residents can still bag leaves in biodegradable bags for weekly curbside yard waste pick-up on weeks when the City crews are not doing leaf collection in their neighborhood / zone.
2014 Curbside Leaf Collection Area Map
Leaf piles will not kill grass
Although they may cause it to temporarily discolor, the grass will grow back, rich and green, in the spring. To prevent grass from discoloring, rake your leaves immediately before your scheduled pickup date.
After the leaf collection period ends, leaves are to be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags or in a trash can designated for yard waste only. The bags or cans should weigh no more than 50 pounds each when filled and will be collected as part of the normal curbside-composting program every Monday.
Residents are reminded that leaf piles that are mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush or other non-leaf content will not be collected through this service. Residents with branches, brush, etc. may have them collected through the curbside chipper program by calling Streets & Utilities and scheduling a collection.
To schedule a chipper collection, call Streets & Utilities’ Information Line at 614.410.4780 (24 hours a day) or the Streets & Utilities office at 614.410.4750 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You can also schedule a pick up online using the Service Request Center.