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City of Toledo Leaf collection schedule?


created by billy on Nov 02, 2010 at 07:19:31 am     Home     Comments: 15

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  • City of Toledo to begin leaf collection November 1
  • We will begin leaf pick-up in zip 43613.
  • Any piles with brush, tree limbs or material other than leaves will not be collected. Limbs and brush should be set out for your weekly trash pickup. Limbs and brush should be bundled together not exceeding 6 feet or weighing more than 40 pounds.
  • First Pass
    43613 43623 43615 43614 43606 43612 43624 43611 43604 43609 43607 43602 43610 43620 43605 43608
  • Second Pass (If Weather Permits)
    43613 43623 43615 43614 43606

Most of my raked leaves are set out for the second pass in 43613, which for curbed areas is scheduled to start on Thu, Dec 9. This fall, the oak trees seem to be well ahead of their normal leaf-dropping schedule, so I've got a good-sized pile of leaves set out for this first pass.

posted by jr on Nov 02, 2010 at 10:02:26 am     #  

to get around the big item fee for trash pickup, I'm gonna hide an old couch inside my leaf pile. They'll never notice. lol

posted by hockeyfan on Nov 02, 2010 at 12:48:21 pm     #  

Went to rake my leaves this morning since pickup was scheduled for today and noticed they have already been here. I know they didnt come Thursday or Friday so that means they came 3 days early. All the while telling us not to put them out more than 2 days early. IDIOTS!

posted by Ryan on Nov 27, 2010 at 09:00:12 am     #  

They never posted no-parking signs, as they've always done in the past
since the signs weren't posted, cars were blocking leaf piles... so of course many piles remain. way to go team-toledo!

posted by upso on Nov 27, 2010 at 11:50:26 am     #  

I have the same problem Ryan. The city updated the schedule as they progressed but instead of deleting the outdated schedules, they posted new pdf's. I was going by the schedule above where I have 8 more days to rake. They came yesterday morning. Also, no leaf pick-up signs.

posted by hank on Nov 27, 2010 at 12:44:20 pm     #  

The new schedule is so easy to find too.

1) Go to the city's website
2) Click the drop down menu
3) scroll down to Dept. Streets, Bridges and Harbors
4) click "go"
5) on the right menu click, "alley, street, leafs, and snow"
6) click the "click here for leaf schedule" link
7) pull on the copy of the "Unabridged Works of Shakespeare" to reveal the secret room
8) answer correctly the trolls three riddles.
9)press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, select, start before the title screen loads.

it's as easy as that.

posted by hank on Nov 27, 2010 at 01:15:40 pm     #  

That's the hard way. All you have to do is go to web search and type in Toledo leaf collection. It takes you right there.

posted by deere1 on Nov 27, 2010 at 01:59:13 pm     #  

They were here (43612) a few days early, but the signs were definitely posted here and in my boyfriend's parents neighborhood (43613) ahead of time. Must depend on the crew assigned. I was actually pretty impressed with the job they've been doing this year. I saw them scraping the leaf mush off of streets on my route home from work. Since it's been treacherous in the past, that made me pretty happy.

posted by valbee on Nov 27, 2010 at 02:51:19 pm     #  

I guess it was my fault. I didn't know I was supposed to keep checking the date. Still seems lame.

posted by Ryan on Nov 27, 2010 at 05:27:50 pm     #  

Well, in theory... you shouldn't have had to keep checking. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has internet access on a regular basis. The signs have always been the best indicator and if they weren't there, someone is dropping the ball.

posted by valbee on Nov 27, 2010 at 05:43:46 pm     #  

The signs were there, but they were up for a long time with no particular date.

posted by Ryan on Nov 27, 2010 at 06:13:54 pm     #  

According to the latest city of Toledo leaf collection schedule, which is dated Nov 29, 2010 at 3:46 p.m., the city is supposed to start collecting leaves from curbed areas in 43613 on Mon, Dec 6, but they started today, Mon, Nov 29.

It's nice, I guess, when the city is ahead of schedule on something, but not seven days early for this. Since I've been out of town the past two weekends, I don't have the last of the oak leaves nor the leaves from a late-dropping maple pushed to the curb yet. And since I was following the information published by the city, I thought I had one more weekend to finish raking.

As Ryan mentioned earlier, it says the following on Toledo's leaf collection schedule:

Please have your leaves raked to the lawn area between the sidewalk and curb or just behind the curb not more than two days before the scheduled date of leaf pick-up.

I'll call the city on Tuesday to learn more.

posted by jr on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:06:25 pm     #  

It looks like leaf pickup in 43613 began today in uncurbed streets... curbed is still scheduled for Dec. 6th.

posted by Spaceace on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:16:57 pm     #  

I ended up paying a high school kid to rake and bag. I was so over it by then!

posted by Ryan on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:18:48 pm     #  

I started raking my leaves to the curb a few weeks ago, ignoring the "two days" meme because I recalled that last year the leaf collection schedule kept changing and ultimately they came several days early.

This year, same thing. We were originally scheduled for yesterday, Nov. 29, but leaves were actually picked up early last week.

Fortunately they didn't come any earlier, because the giant tree next door dropped all of its leaves late, and in one 24-hour period, only a few days before the city came. Glad I didn't trust the schedule and raked all those bad boys up right away. UNfortunately, I guess many of my neighbors did not see the signs posted because a lot of them still had cars parked on the street and so there are still leaves on the curb and street that I guess won't be picked up now.

posted by jmleong on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:38:40 am     #