Leaf collection starts Monday in city


The City of Rome will begin its bulk leaf collection program on Monday, Nov. 2, city officials have announced. 

“The weekly green waste collection of containerized green waste, leaves and brush piles will continue (the day before your garbage pickup) during the bulk leaf pickup. Due to the volume of containerized green waste placed at the curb during this time, we may get behind on the pickup. In the event we get behind, leave your containerized green waste at the curb and we will collect it the next day,” reads a release from the city.

The City of Rome will follow a
Monday through Thursday green waste route collection schedule.

In the event that collection crews are needed for snow plowing during this period we will cease leaf collection and when weather permits we will continue where we had left off in the collection schedule. Once the first pass through the city is completed, depending on the weather we may make a second pass through the city.  

Leaves must be placed behind the curb, not in the street. Leaves raked into the street cause traffic problems and storm sewer backups. Leaves raked to the curb or in containers should not have stones or rubbish mixed in with them. Contractors are responsible for their own disposal, leaves put to the curb by contractors, will be left at the curb. 

Acceptable containers are biodegradable paper lawn and leaf bags or clean trash cans. Containers that are unacceptable are plastic garbage bags, cardboard boxes and the city issued garbage and recycling containers. 

Further, city of Rome residents who do not want to wait for leaf pickup may bring their leaves in containers or bags and empty them at the City Yard Green Waste Transfer Station on Race Street. The hours of operation for disposal are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Due to COVID-19 residents do not have to provide a driver’s license, and contractors are prohibited. Those with questions can call City Yard at 339-7778 Monday – Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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