Yard waste will now be serviced by Rumpke along with your regular household trash. The City of Kettering also operates a yard debris drop off center free of charge to Kettering residents. Please visit our yard debris page for further information.
FAQ Topic: Yard Debris & Leaves
No. Yard debris other than leaves will clog our equipment. Examples of unacceptable yard debris include: grass clippings, mulch, landscape bark, mud, sticks, limbs or stones. For more information on yard debris disposal, please visit our yard debris page.
Collected leaves should NOT be placed in the street. We ask residents to place leaves between the curb and sidewalk. If your neighborhood does not have sidewalks, we ask that leaves be placed as close to the edge of the roadway as possible, taking particular care not to impede traffic or block storm drainage. Please … Continued
Residents are encouraged to call the Leaf Pick-Up Information line at 1-937-296-3255 or visit our daily updates page for a current status report.
Mulch and compost are usually available sometime in mid-April at Indian Riffle Park on Stroop Rd. Both are available free of charge to residents on a first come, first served basis and is restocked every Thursday and Friday during the season. Please bring proof of Kettering residency.
Starting January 14, Saturday hours will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except in icy and snowy weather. Beginning March 6, the yard debris center is open Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm beginning in March and through the first week of December.
The Kettering yard debris center is located at 1840 Woodman Center Drive, off of East Dorothy Lane.
The Yard Debris Center accepts brush, limbs and trimmings which are cut to 6’ length and 4” diameter. Items exceeding those specifications may be refused.
Yard waste may be put in your regular Rumpke trash cart, or you may drop it off at the City’s Yard Debris Center located at 1840 Woodman Center Drive. The facility is open March through December, with operating hours of Monday – Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 – 3:00 pm. … Continued
The city is divided in to districts and crews work through the districts in numerical order for several rounds. Our recommendation is that you begin raking leaves as soon as they begin to fall and keep raking as needed throughout the fall until the program end date, which is typically the first weekend in December. … Continued