2018 City Leaf Collection
The City of Omro Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside collection on Monday October 22, 2018. Collection will begin on the south side of the city. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves out to and along the edge of the roadway, on the terrace/grass, not in the actual street/roadway. Please make sure leaves are clear of all objects, such as: vehicles, garbage cans, mailboxes, etc. Do not place yard waste, pumpkins, tomatoes, branches, walnuts, or such materials in with leaves. Crews will not pick up piles with these items mixed in.
Street division crews will collect loose leaves throughout the City by following a regular rotation. Crews make several cycles thru the city. Each cycle may take 2-4 days, with the total number of cycles through the city being weather dependent. Please rake downed leaves as soon as possible. Any leaves left along the roadway after the final cycle become the responsibility of the property owner and subject to fines under Omro ordinances.
Residents are reminded that our Webster landfill will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. - Noon until November 17th, 2018 for leaf disposal.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Bilkey, Public Works Director, at 920-685-7020.
A Green Alternative: Leave ‘em Lay!
Residents are reminded that raking leaves into the street increases pollution of storm water and may cause flooding by blocking drainage structures. Most importantly, piles of leaves in the street are a dangerous attraction to young children. As an alternative to raking leaves to the curb, residents are encouraged to try chopping up moderate amounts of leaves with a lawnmower. This can be done during normal lawn mowing. Just don’t allow the leaves to mat and make sure that ample grass shows through them. This will save you work and time, add nutrients to your lawn, reduce windblown leaves in your neighborhood and reduce the amount of labor and fuel the City needs to use for leaf collection. If you really like to rake, composting your leaves in a backyard garden is another environmentally friendly alternative, which will provide you with useful organic material next year.
Some green and recycling sites to visit: