Residential Leaf Collection Program

The City of Kettering Residential Leaf Collection Program is currently underway.

The Street Division has completed the 2016 leaf pick up program.

There will be a spring leaf clean-up service Monday April 17th, 2017.

Leaf Collection Daily Update Line: 296-3255 

If you have any questions, please call 296-2472  Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and you may speak with one of our staff.

The city is divided in to districts and crews work through the districts in numerical order in several rounds.

Click here for a map of leaf districts.

Our recommendation is that you begin raking leaves as soon as they begin to fall and keep raking as needed throughout the fall.  Simply keep the pile at the curb and rest assured that our team will be back around to collect them. As always, leaves will be picked up and taken to the City’s leaf composting center where it will be converted to leaf mulch and compost.

County ordinance prevents burning of leaves and leaf volume is too great for trash haulers. Therefore, it is necessary for the City of Kettering to collect leaves during the fall.

If leaves were left on the streets, 
potential drainage problems in underground storm sewer systems may occur. The piles of leaves would also contribute to traffic accidents and parking problems.

Please remember the following tips for leaf pickup:

  • Call 296-3255 (FALL)  to find out the current district where crews are completing leaf pick up.
  • Prior to collection, rake your leaves to the curb or edge of the street, but not into the street where they will block traffic and cause a hazard.
  • Do not bag your leaves or block storm drains.
  • Make sure leaves are not under, between or around parked cars.
  • Please don’t rake anything except leaves out to the curb for pick-up. Branches, sticks, grass and other yard waste clog the machinery and throw the crews off schedule.  You may take your tree branches and brush to the City’s Yard Debris Drop-Off Center located on Woodman Center Dr. or place them in your trash toter for pick-up by Waste Management on your normal trash pick-up day.
  • Remind your kids they should NEVER play in leaves piled along the roadway. Motorists, as well as the Public Service crews, can’t see children hidden in leaves.