FAQ Topic: Yard Debris & Leaves

Can I set out other yard debris with my 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.

Where should I place the leaves I collect?

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

When will mulch and compost be available?

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.

What are the yard debris center hours?

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.

What do I do with my yard waste?

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 3:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It is … Continued

When will my leaves be collected?

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

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