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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

(440) 331-0600

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Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

In the fall, leaves may be raked to the tree lawn where they are picked up by leaf machines and City crews on a regular basis. Leaves should not be placed at the curb or in the street as they can block sewers and create traffic hazards.

During the annual Fall Leaf Collection, our City's service crews and the leaf trucks work diligently.  It is the City’s intention to make one pass throughout the entire City each week, barring any delays due to weather, equipment, or other conditions beyond our control.  Leaf collection is our top priority at this time of the year, and we will continue to make every effort to keep our City looking beautiful. 


  • Leaves must be left on the tree lawn for collection and should not be raked into the street for safety reasons;
  • When leaves are left in the street it becomes a tempting and dangerous place for children to play;
  • Leaves left in the street can enter the storm water sewer system and could cause blockage in the sewers;
  • When leaves are left in the street, older vehicles or those without catalytic converter shields are in danger of igniting dried leaves;
  • When leaves that are left in the street and are run over they become compacted and difficult to lift off the street;
  • Leaves left on the tree lawn allow the leaf trucks to pull up to the curb and allows access for other vehicles to get by;
  • Please do not park in front of the leaf piles as it does not allow the leaf trucks accessibility to pick up the leaves;
  • The City would very much appreciate residents raking their leaves to the tree lawn before the first snow accumulation.

Your effort in this regard will help our leaf removal crews to be able to move quickly through each street in the City each week.  Thank you!


The Parks and Recreation Foundation in cooperation with local businesses are selling lawn and leaf bags as a community fund raising effort.  Proceeds from the sales recently benefited the construction of the Martin Park Preschool Playground. Lawn and Leaf bags are now on sale at the Don Umerley Civic Center, Rocky River Senior Center and the Hamilton Ice Arena.  

The bags sell for $10 for 15 bags (3 – 5 packs). Monies from the Foundation have previously helped fund numerous projects as well as provided scholarships for participants of Recreation programs. Perfect for fall clean up projects! For additional information or locations please call 440-895-2599.