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The City of Athens is announcing the annual fall leaf pick up schedule. The City will be divided into three areas to vacuum the leaves with the City’s leaf machines. The pickup is scheduled to begin in area one on October 12th - 16th, area two from October 19th – 23rd, and area three October 26th – 30th. The sweeping will be repeated in order with area one November 2nd – 6th, area two November 9th – 13th, and area three November 16th – 20th. The last round will be area one November 23rd – 25th, area two November 30th – December 4th, and area three December 7th - 11th. There will be a final sweep December 14th – 18th. 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 will be collected free of charge.
Bagged leaves will be picked up under the city’s standard yard waste collection program. They must purchase a stamped bag for the yard waste to be picked up. Stamped bags may be purchased for $1.50 each in the Utilities Billing Office, Athens Community Center, or the Engineering and Public Works Office. 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.