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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETINGS FOR OCTOBER WILL BE ON THE 5th & 19TH @ 5PM

LEAF PICKUP

Leaf Pickup HotLine 419-517-1620 (fall season only)
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The Fall Season Leaf Pickup starts Tuesday, October 12, and is performed on a patrol basis. During peak times one cycle through the Township requires 17(+/-) days. Depending on weather conditions, our goal is to perform at least three (3) pickup cycles.  Leaves should be placed at the curbside or along the edge of the street, free of brush and garden waste allowing our crews to work efficiently.  Crews are unable to pick up leaves mixed with brush and other items. Place your leaves away from obstacles such as mailboxes, fire hydrants, landscaping timbers, and landscaping rocks. These obstacles can cause injury to our employees, equipment, and reduce efficiency.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE LEAVES IN THE STREET OR IN PLASTIC BAGS.

Other Drop-Off Locations in the area:

A&J Landscape, 419-842-8733, 8061 Sylvania Ave, between King Rd and Centennial Rd

CleanWood Recycling, 419-843-9663, 6505 West Bancroft Street, between Interstate I-475 and McCord Rd.


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Leaf Pickup Facts:

The Township’s leaf pickup program services 133.03 miles of residential roads, 30.81 miles of County roads, 10.29 miles of State Highways, and 3.51 miles of Interstate miles, all totaling 177.64 miles of roadways. Our community’s landscape consists of largely wooded areas. (Sylvania is Latin for “Wooded Area”)

These trees are very beautiful and a true nature’s jewel, until the leaves drop and fall to the ground. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decides when the leaves fall, and some years the leaves drop late in the season and all at once. The “softwood” trees drop their leaves the earliest. As the leaves fall, the Road Department devotes its entire staff to operate 5 crews during the leaf pickup season.

Each crew consists of two (2) full-time employees and one (1) or two (2) part-time/temporary employees. Early snowfalls and above average rain are two factors that spell trouble for leaf pickup. These attributes cause the leaves to become saturated and “heavy” to pick up, thus causing inefficiencies. Our preferred and most efficient method of picking up leaves is utilizing the “vacuum tow behind” type of equipment. Recently, we hired private contractors with front loader buckets and dump trucks to assist our leaf pickup efforts. We are aware that it is frustrating waiting for your neighborhood pickup and appreciate your patience.

Leaf Pickup Hot Line 419-517-1620 (fall season only)


 

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