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News Release- 2013 Leaf Collection Program (10/07/2013)

To: The News Media
From: City of Mansfield
Subject: 2013 Leaf Collection Program


Mayor Tim Theaker is announcing the 2013 leaf collection program. We will be utilizing the same three (3) collection sites as last year; Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane, Liberty Park on Grace Street and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. The Service Complex is now accepting leaves Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm. The collection sites at Sterkel and Liberty Parks will open later in October with the city announcing the days and hours of operations.


All residents are encouraged to use the collection sites or to compost their leaves.


Due to costs, the city will make only a single pass to pick up leaves curb side. The city will announce the start date and the weekly progression of city crews through the news media and web page at Crews will be working daily, Monday through Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm, during regular scheduled work hours. If residents want their leaves picked up at the curb, they are encouraged to rake them to the curb as they fall. We will not pick up limbs, brush, grass clippings, trash, debris, plastics bags and paper bags. Residents who blow or rake leaves onto city streets are in violation of city ordinance 911.06(b), and complaints will be forwarded to the Police Department. The city will allow most of the leaves to fall before we start our curb side service. Again the city stresses we will only be making one curb side pick-up and residents should use the collection sites or composting.


Any questions should be directed to the City Service Complex Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm at 419-755-9803.


Thank you!