Galion leaf pickup schedule begins on Monday


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GALION — The City of Galion will begin its annual leaf pickup schedule next week.

“The fall season is here and the Galion Service Department is prepared to begin leaf collection,” a press release issued by the city states. “Crews will make their first round on Monday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Oct. 19. City residents may rake leaves into the tree lawn in front of their homes to be picked up by the city.”

According to the city’s press release, there are certain restrictions that residents must follow.

“Please avoid putting leaves in the road or over storm drains,” the press release reads. “Do not include branches, wood chips or other yard waste materials, as this may damage equipment. Also, please note if a vehicle is parked in front of your pile(s), your house will be skipped.”

Yard waste not collected by the city may be taken to the Composting Facility, 545 Taylor Road, on Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 19-20. The composting facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on each scheduled day, according to the city’s press release.

According to the City of Galion website, yard waste, including limbs, brush, grass clippings, and leaves will be accepted at the Taylor Road Composting Facility free of charge from City of Galion and Polk Township residents.

Chemically treated wood, such as deck material and railroad ties, stones and concrete are not accepted.

Mulched material is also available free of charge to residents and will be provided, when available, during the open hours of the facility.

For more information, contact visit the City of Galion website at galion.city.

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