Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mayor Williams: City extending leaf pick up

Mayor Williams announced at last night’s council meeting that leaf pick up will continue past tomorrow, the last scheduled day. The recent rain and the fact that most of the leaves seemed to drop suddenly in one day created the need to keep at it. We just got off the phone with Tom White, Superintendent of Public Works, and he told us they’re running two leaf pickers and, “weather permitting and there’s no snow, our game plan is to stay at it until all the leaves are picked up.”

Addendum: A reader asked a great question about when Rumpke stops taking bagged leaves. The Health Dept. just told us Rumpke takes bagged leaves/yard waste year round. Soon, however, instead of putting the bags in a separate truck for composting, Rumpke will dump the yard waste bags in their regular garbage trucks. And just as a reminder, free bags are available at the Norwood Health Dept. at 2059 Sherman Avenue, phone #458-4600.