City of Cleveland Reactivates Seasonal Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Cleveland today announced a relaunch of its seasonal leaf pick-up program. Residents will see city workers and vehicles in designated neighborhoods from November 13th to December 31st, weather permitting. The convenient program focuses on pick-ups in high leaf-generation areas, reducing the need for residents to manually collect leaves. View the maps by clicking here.

The renewed program, which was halted in 2011 due to budget constraints, is a result of Issue 32 and Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget. It is also part of the mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of programs and legislation focused on improving quality of life for neighborhood residents.

“It is thanks to residents in the City of Cleveland for their support of Issue 32 that the reinstatement of this important service is made possible,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “The Leaf Pick-Up Program is one of many city services renewed by Issue 32 that help to build Healthy Neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life for all Clevelanders.”

What to Expect

· Residents in the designated areas should expect leaf pick-up signs posted one week prior to service.

· To streamline the pick-up process, residents are encouraged to rake leaves from their property onto the tree lawn.

· To accommodate city crews, residents are asked to park off-street, if possible, during the service period. Each area will be serviced a minimum of two times within the 8-week period (weather permitting).

· Leaves will be transported to an approved leaf compost site, diverting more than 2,000 tons of leaf material from the waste stream.

High leaf generation areas are determined through assessments by the Division of Urban Forestry and the Department of Public Works. These areas are determined to have the highest concentration of city-owned trees located on tree lawns and/or those areas potentially causing flooding or other hazardous conditions. The city’s six service stations will systematically deploy sweepers, leaf machines, end loaders, and leaf blowers in these areas throughout the day.

Eight leaf vacuum machines will be in use during the pick-up process. The City has also purchased two new and refurbished six vehicles. An additional 24 seasonal drivers and 16 seasonal laborers have been added to the Division of Streets to help support the program.

Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2017 budget enhancements in February, promised Cleveland residents an increase in city services to area neighborhoods. The Department of Public Works, which oversees street sweeping, pothole repair, recreation and other services received a significant increase in staff and equipment as a result of Issue 32.

The department’s budget has increased by $4.6 million. It has also improved park and playground infrastructure maintenance, urban forestry and has a stronger focus on illegal dumping reduction and clean-up.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

September 30, 2017

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • Last Call – Purple Heart Homes Northeast Ohio Fund Raiser:  a fundraiser to support the Purple Hearts Homes project is scheduled for 1-5 PM Sunday, October 8 2017 at the VFW post 9871 located at 6805 Lear Nagle Rd. N., Ridgeville, OH 44039

Donation: $35 per person.  Tickets are available at

All proceeds benefit the Northeast Ohio Chapter Purple Heart Homes.  For Information on Northeast Ohio Chapter Operations or to Donate, call Ron Samnik (440) 759-1517.

  • Veterans Mobile Outreach

Federal, State and County veterans’ agencies will be available to file a compensation or pension claim, apply for VA Healthcare, request your DD214, file and awards and other earned Veteran benefits.  

Date, time and location:  Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM

  • Ohio Airborne Days

The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6 and 7, 2017 hosted by the John Towle MOH Cleveland Chapter.  For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or

  • Winter Clothing Program:  the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission is again providing winter clothing for eligible Veterans and dependents.  Verification for eligibility requires County residency for 90 days; DD214; verifiable financial need; social security card; and, photo identification. 

Registration for the program that begins Oct 2, 2017 can be made at the downtown Cleveland office at 1849 Prospect Avenue, VAMC Wade Park and Parma CBOC.  For information, call 216.698.2600.

  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.  A limited number of display tables are available to Veteran support groups interesting in displaying or presenting information to the attendees.  Please contact Marty Flask at telephone 216.420.7606 or to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach, Court of Common Pleas Mentor Program and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Parade Registration:  The deadline for entering your organization, vehicle or float is 1 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2017.  For more information, contact Paul Tuggey at telephone 216.952.2884.

  • Save the Date:  Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held 6-11 PM 18 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH.

Read More Here: September 30 2017 – Base Cleveland Veteran News