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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 19th with area one, area two from October 22nd - 26th, and area three the week of October 29th – November 2nd. The sweeping will be repeated in order with area one November 5th – November 9th, two November 13th – 16th, and area three November 19th – 21st. There will be a final sweep of all neighborhoods November 26th – December 7th. 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.