Raking procrastinators, the clock is ticking.
The last day for city leaf pick-up is Friday, Dec. 14.
Leaf collection fell behind in early November as city workers scrambled to clean up downed branches and other debris from superstorm Sandy. The city then went on a seven-day schedule to catch up on leaf removal.
Crews were doing a Wednesday pick-up on Monday. Check the attached PDF documents for a day's route. You can find out where city crews will be that day on the City of Westlake website. Just click on "Leaf Collection Updates" for daily updates on collections.
If you have questions, contact the Service Department between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 440-835-6432.
Here are some reminders from the city as you put out the last of the leaves.
- Make sure your leaf piles are free of debris. Sticks, branches, ornamental grasses and discarded plants can clog the vacuum.
- Rake your leaves onto the treelawn and not into the street. Leaves on the street make roads dangerously slick when it rains or snows. Leaves in the street can also block storm drains, leading to street flooding.