The City of Mansfield has announced the start of its 2018 leaf collection program.
The City will utilize two collection sites this year: Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. The Service Complex is currently accepting leaves seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The collection site at Sterkel Park will open Monday, October 29. The hours of operations for the Park drop-off sites are from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
All residents are encouraged to use the collection sites or to compost their leaves.
The City plans to start curb side leaf program on Monday, November 5, and will be making a single pass to pick up leaves curb side. An attempt will be made for a second pass, however with five leaf picking crews covering the entire city, the second pass will be highly dependent upon weather and equipment. Weekly progression of the City crews will be posted through the news media and on the City’s web page at http://ci.mansfield.oh.us. Crews will be working daily, Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, during regular scheduled work hours.
If residents would like their leaves picked up, they are asked to rake the leaves to the curb but not onto the street as they fall. Blowing or raking leaves onto city streets results in a violation of City ordinance 911.06(b), plugs catch basins, and can cause flooding. The City will not pick up limbs, brush, grass clippings, trash, debris, plastics bags, or paper bags.
The leaf collection route is divided in to four areas. The four areas are further divided into zones that the City uses for snow plowing. The City will start in Area One and then continue to areas Two, Three, and Four in succession.
There will be five, four person crews working throughout the different areas and zones. It will take roughly a week and a half per area, depending upon the weather and equipment. The planned route is as follows:
Area 1 contains zones 2, 3, and 4:
Area 2 contains zones 5 and 6:
Area 3 contains zones 7 and 8:
Once an area has been completed, the City will document it on the City of Mansfield’s home page under the 2018 Leaf program tab. The City of Mansfield would like to encourage all residents to bag their leaves and bring them to one of the drop sites or to compost them by mowing or other methods. Please, when raking your leaves to the curb, do not place them in the streets. This causes flooding, other storm water related issues, and is a violation of city ordinance #911.06(b).
Any questions should be directed to the City Service Complex Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at 419-755-9803.
Source: press release