Citywide leaf collection will begin October 25th
Written by Dan Fischer on October 15, 2021
The city-wide leaf collection program in Batavia begins on Monday, October 25th and continues through November 24th.
Residents are asked to rake leaves into piles and leave them in the parkway (un-bagged). Please, place close to curb line/edge of roadway without placing in the street. Do not pile around fire hydrants, trees, utility poles or signposts. Leaf piles should only contain leaves and no branches, grass clippings or other materials.
Leaf operations typically have one crew on the Northside working from Grandview Terrace moving West, North of Main Street, and a second crew on the Southside beginning on River Street moving East in areas South of Main Street. A third crew will work using a vacuum along main roads and numbered routes. It takes about 2 weeks to go through the entire city.
Any resident with leaves can also bring them to the Yard Waste Station until it closes for the season on December 11th, 2021. The Yard Waste hours are 8am-2pm Monday through Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturdays through October 30, and then 11am-5pm from November 1st through December 11th due to daylight savings. The Yard Waste Station will be closed November 25th and will officially close for the season after December 11th, 2021.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAF COLLECTION:
- Leaf piles must be clear of sticks and other debris.
- Leaf piles must be clear of all animal waste – if animal waste is found in the piles, they will not be picked up
- Grass clippings, Flower potting’s, Branches, Pumpkins cannot be picked up and residents may bring those items to the Yard Waste Station on Law Street (which will be open through December 11th, 2021)
- Leaves should not block traffic.
- Leaves should not be piled near intersection corners. This causes sight issues for motorists/bicyclists/pedestrians.
- Keep leaf piles clear of drainage ways and catch basins. Blocked drainage leads to localized flooding.
- Leaves should not be piled around mailboxes, power poles, fences, fire hydrants or other obstacles.
- Do not park on leaf piles. The heat from a vehicle exhaust system could start a fire.
- Do not wait to get your leaves out. We will normally collect leaves twice within the month of leaf collection.
- If it is snowing, we plow first. If it continues to snow, then leaf operations will be suspended.
- There is no leaf pickup in the spring.
Contact the Bureau of Maintenance @ 585-345-6400 option 1 if you have any questions.