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The City of Athens is announcing the annual fall leaf pick up schedule. The City will divide the city into three areas to vacuum the leaves with the City’s leaf machines. The pickup is scheduled to begin on October 15th - October 18th with area one, area two from October 21st - 25th, and area three the week of October 28th – November 1st . The sweeping will be repeated in order with area one November 4th – November 8th, area two November 12th – 15th, and area three November 18th – 22nd. There will be a final sweep of all neighborhoods November 25th – December 6th. Residents may access the city’s website to view the map of the areas by going to www.ci.athens.oh.us. Loose leaves raked to the curb are free of charge.
Bagged leaves will be picked up under the city’s standard yard waste collection program. They must have a city yard waste sticker affixed to each bag. Stickers may be purchased for $1.50 each in the Utilities Billing Office, Athens Community Center, or Engineering and Public Works. Citizens should call 740-592-3343 to schedule a pickup for bagged leaves and yard waste. Pickups occur on Tuesdays and Fridays. For information or inquiries, please call Engineering and Public Works at 740-593-7636.