The city of Columbus is announcing that loose leaf collection for residents will begin on Monday, happening the same day as your regular trash pickup.
Loose leaves need to be raked curbside, but not into the gutter. City officials say that loose leaves in the street leads to clogged storm drains and flooding of streets when it rains.
Leaves are not being accepted in bags. However, if you choose to bag your leaves, you can load them up and take them to the compost site at the Columbus/Bartholomew County recycling center on Mapleton Street. You must dump your bags and take them with you, where they can be re-used.
The city is also announcing that its street sweeping schedule will start on Monday. You can get more information on the schedule and on leaf collections on the city website.