Leaf collection begins Nov. 13

Curbside leaf collection will begin in Bowling Green on Monday, November 13 (pick up will start on Tuesday as City offices are closed on Monday in observation of Veteran’s Day). Residents who receive City-provided refuse/recycling service are eligible for the leaf pick-up.

The City of Bowling Green leaf pickup crew will be working in Ward 3.  When pickup in Ward 3 is completed, the crew will then move thru Ward 4, Ward 1 and Ward 2.  Several passes of the City will be made. An announcement will be made prior to the final pass through the City.

NOTE:  Pickup is by ward NOT rubbish collection districts.

Leaves should be placed loose (not in bags) at the curb. Do not place branches in with leaves as it will not be collected.

Do not rake leaves into the street. This is very important for public safety. Placing leaves in the street is a violation of the City’s Storm Water Management Policy.  During periods of rain, leaves in the street are more prone to block the drainage system causing flooding and other concerns.  Even when leaves are dry, they are still a safety hazard, when placed in the street, as warm exhaust systems from vehicles can cause the leaves to catch fire.

Bowling Green residents may also take leaves to the drop-off site located behind the Public Works garage on Tarragon Drive (off East Poe Road).  Note that brush and branches are not accepted at the drop-off site.

Residents may also want to consider using a recycling mower to return shredded leaves to their yards. Grass clippings and finely chopped leaves add vital nutrients and organic matter to the lawn, thus improving lawn health.