Columbus to start leaf pickups on Oct. 16th

The city of Columbus will be starting its fall leaf pickup program in a few weeks.

According to the Department of Public Works, the curbside leaf pickup program will begin on Oct. 16th and last through Dec. 15th. You should move your loose, unbagged leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. on the same day as your normal trash route. The city asks you not to put the leaves in the gutter as they clog storm drains and can cause flooding.

Leaves will not be collected if they are bagged. If you would rather bag your yard waste material, you can take it to the compost site at 720 S. Mapleton Street beside the city/county recycling center. There you should dump out your bags of leaves and take your bags with you.

The city of Columbus also will begin its fall street sweeping schedule on Oct. 16th and that will last through December 7th.

If you have any questions you can check out the city website at

You can also get more information on the CurbCycle or Columbus Collects apps on your phone