Leaf & Brush Collection
In the spring and fall, the City of Loveland Public Works Department picks up brush for residents. You do not need to call to schedule your brush pick-up since the crew drives a continuous route throughout the city limits.
In the fall, the city offers both a leaf pick-up program. You may notice that your leaves have not all fallen before your neighborhood's collection date comes. This is because our number of staff and trucks is limited, and there are many neighborhoods to reach before the first snowfall. We do our best to go back to neighborhoods one additional pass to pick up remaining leaves within the two weeks the city crew conducts the fall brush pick-up.
Outside the regular brush pick-up schedule provided by the City of Loveland (or if leaf/brush piles do not comply with the below instructions), residents may visit City Hall to receive a free voucher to drop off a load of yard waste to Evans Landscaping at 9700 East Kemper Road. The city has an agreement with Evans Landscaping for a year-round residential yard waste drop-off program.
There is no cost to residents for this service. Residents of the city can pick up a voucher at City Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents must have a voucher from the city to participate in this program.
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The 2023 spring brush pickup program will begin on Monday, March 20. Brush must be placed in the grass near the roadside no later than Sunday night, March 19. Public Works will collect brush for approximately two weeks.
The 2023 fall brush pickup program will begin on Monday, October 9. Brush must be placed in the grass near the roadside no later than Sunday night, October 8. Public Works will collect brush for approximately two weeks.
The following are guidelines established for the brush pick-up program:
- Brush must be placed in the grass behind the curb or edge of roadway. Do not place brush in the roadway, gutter, ditches, or on sidewalks.
- Do not block fire hydrants.
- Please remove basketball hoops from sidewalks, cul-de-sacs, the end of your driveway, etc. In many neighborhoods, basketball hoops make it difficult for crews to navigate the route and make turns.
- Limbs cannot exceed 10 inches in diameter at the cut section.
- Limbs should be placed with the cut section facing the street and all limbs should be facing the same direction. This makes it easier and faster to handle.
- No leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, bamboo, ornamental grass, or other yard waste will be collected. These items clog or bind up the chipper.
- Small twigs and sticks should be tied with twine in bundles 12 inches in diameter. Twigs or sticks can also be placed in a container, but no other yard waste should be in the containers. No loose piles of sticks and debris, please.
- Any material not meeting these requirements cannot be collected and will be left.
- Outside the regular pick-up schedule, residents are encouraged to visit City Hall to get a free voucher to drop off any yard waste to Evans Landscaping.
- Wood chips may be available. Anyone in the city who would like a load of wood chips should call (513) 707-6115.
Loveland’s 2023 Fall Leaf Collection schedule will begin on Monday, October 16. Leaf collection during this period will be done by a city crew using mechanical equipment similar to a vacuum cleaner. Residents are instructed to rake leaves to a place near the street or curb. Do not place leaf piles on the sidewalk, gutters, ditches, roads, or blocking fire hydrants.
Please remove basketball hoops from sidewalks, cul-de-sacs, the end of your driveway, etc. In many neighborhoods, basketball hoops make it difficult for our leaf/brush crews to navigate the route and make turns.
Schedule by Neighborhood
In each of the neighborhoods or streets listed below, a crew will be working the area on the dates shown and the crew will be making one pass on each street during the period of collection. The schedule calls for each neighborhood to have two collection periods. Residents are requested to have leaves at the curb prior to the beginning date of the scheduled pick-up period in the following neighborhoods. Our crews will be in the neighborhoods on or shortly after the dates listed.
October 16 & November 6
East Main, Elm, Chestnut, Wall, Riverside, Park, Ohio, lower West Loveland, Harper, Shadycrest, Victory Circle, Wilson and Center
October 17-18 & November 7-8
Wakefield, Walker, Oak, Ash, Laurel, Williams, Maryknoll, Hanna, Ruth, Venice, Elysian, Oriole, Lowell, Seyffer, Walnut, Paxton Road, Cedar, Robin, Second, Steeplechase, Huntington, Reserves, and Cedar Woods, White Pillars, Sanctuary at Miami Trails, White Pillars and Sugar Tree Subdivisions
October 19 & November 9
Lower Broadway, Third, Harrison, O’Bannon, E. Loveland Ave., Karl Brown Way, Union, Railroad, Maple, First, Fifth, Lyon, Sentry Hill, Brandywine, Hermitage Pointe, Butterworth Glen, Chimney Ridge, and Bares Creek Subdivisions
October 23-25 & November 13-15
Pheasant Hills, Pheasant Hills on the Lake, Claiborne I Subdivisions, and Hidden Creek
October 26-27 & November 16-17
Fox Meadow Farm and Glen Lake Subdivisions, Lebanon Road, West Loveland Avenue from Lebanon to Loveland Madeira Road, Rich Road, Woodford Subdivision, and Kemper Road
October 30-November 2 & November 20-22
Stoneybrook, Miamiview, Loveland Heights, Durango Drive, Claiborne II and Fox Chase Subdivisions