Columbus leaf collection to start Oct. 14th

Although it may not be feeling much like fall, the city of Columbus is getting ready to begin picking up your leaves.

Loose leaf collection routes in the city will be running Oct. 14th through Dec. 13th. City officials say that leaves will be picked up curbside on public streets on the same day as your trash collection. You need to have them out at the curb by 7 a.m. in the morning.

You asked to keep the leaves loose and out of the street. If you sweep them into the street they can clog storm drains.

You should not pack your leaves in bags and they will not be picked up if they are in bags. Instead, leaves in bags can be carried to the Department of Public Works compost site at 720 S. Mapleton where you can dump them out of the bags yourself.