Leaf pickup starts Monday in Columbus

Loose leaf pickup is set to start Monday in the city of Columbus.

Leaves raked to curbside will be collected on the same day as your regular trash collection. Officials are asking that you rake the leaves to the curb but not into the street. Leaves in the street can clog storm drains, leading to flooding when it rains.

The city also is stressing that leaves left out for pickup must be loose and cannot be in bags. If you choose to bag your leaves you must take them to the city compost site on South Mapleton Street and dump them out into the pile.