Fall leaf collection underway in Westlake
The Westlake Service Department will be collecting leaves from residential tree lawns through mid-December, weather permitting.
Residents can see when collection crews will be on their street by checking the "Daily Leaf Update" link on the city's homepage, www.cityofwestlake.org, throughout the season.
In general, there will be no more than two weeks between collections. However, poor weather conditions or heavy collection volume may cause longer delays.
The city reminds residents that only leaves will be collected; do not mix branches, grass cuttings or other debris with leaves. Place leaves on the tree lawn. Do not place leaves in the street! Keep catch basins, in front of house and in the street, clear of leaves and debris to reduce flooding during heavy rains.
If you miss your leaf collection or do not want to wait until the Service Dept. picks up in your area, you can place your leaves in yard waste bags or plastic trash bags and Rumpke will pick up on your regular collection day. Bags must be less than 50 lbs. each.
Please do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles.
I handle Public Relations matters and website content for the City of Westlake.