Fall is here, and the city of Urbana has announced dates for citywide leaf pickup, seasonal grounds maintenance at Oak Dale Cemetery and Beggar’s Night.
From Oct. 17 through Nov. 21, family members are asked to keep their loved ones’ gravesites free of more than one ground decoration and one solar light so Oak Dale groundskeepers can complete the cleanup. Veterans’ flag holders may remain in place. Items removed by the groundskeepers will be placed along the north side of the maintenance garage.
The city has scheduled Beggar’s Night for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
City crews will pick up leaves raked to the curb or street edge from Oct. 31 through Dec. 5. Motorists are asked not to park on leaf piles, to prevent fires and permit leaf pickup. Only leaves will be picked up. Leaf piles that include garden debris, limbs and trash will be left for homeowners to dispose of.
City officials ask that homeowners keep sewer drains clear of leaves and other debris, which can wash into storm sewers and block water flow.
City residents should take garden debris and limbs to the city’s compost facility, 1261 Muzzy Road, west of Edgewood Avenue. The facility will be open through Dec. 3, weather permitting, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday and holidays).
There is no charge for non-woody debris. A small fee applies to woody debris. For more information, visit urbanaohio.com/city-offices/compost-facility.html.