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Public Safety/Services

Yardwaste, Brush, Leaves & Christmas Trees


Mayor Luke Feeney, Safety and Service Director Carman and the Service department are pleased to announce the City of Chillicothe will have a full curbside leaf collection program again this year starting the week of October 17, 2022.

Mayor Feeney asks that residents prepare their leaves in the following manner to allow city crews to remove the leaves efficiently.

  • Leaves should be raked to the curbside grassy area between the street and the sidewalk. Leaves should not be piled in the street where they can be washed down by storm sewers. 
    • If there is no grass between the street and sidewalk, pile your leaves on your grass. Please do not block the sidewalks.
  • Collection will start in your neighborhood at 7:00 a.m. Have leaves at the curb by 7:00 a. m. on the Monday of your pickup week.  Collections will take an entire week to complete in each zone. 
  • It is very important not to park vehicles where you have leaves to be picked up. If a vehicle is parked blocking access to the leaves they will not be removed. 

Leaves will be picked up according to the day that your trash pickup occurs.  If your trash is picked up:

Monday trash pickup: Leaves will be removed:
  • October 17 – October 21, 2022
  • November 21 – November 25, 2022
Tuesday trash pickup: Leaves will be removed:
  • October 24 – October 28, 2022
  • November 28 – December 2, 2022
Wednesday trash pickup: Leaves will be removed:
  • October 31 – November 4, 2022
  • December 5 – December 9, 2022
Thursday trash pickup: Leaves will be removed:
  • November 7 - November 11, 2022
  • December 12 – December 16, 2022
Friday trash pickup: Leaves will be removed:
  • November 14 - November 18, 2022
  • December 19 – December 23, 2022

Residents are reminded that leaf piles that are mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush or other non-leaf content will not be collected through this service.  Residents with branches, brush, etc. may take them to the Renick Ave disposal site on Wednesday or Saturday from 8:00 – noon or call the yard waste line for pick up (740-773-9715)

Please be aware that leaf collection creates a fine dust in the air, so plan accordingly.

Please be aware that inclement weather can cause slowdowns, but we will pick up your leaves.


The City of Chillicothe's Yard Waste Drop-Off Site on Renick Avenue will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 

It is important that only yard waste is dumped at the site.  Any other material (ie: mattresses, concrete, appliances) should not be dumped at the site.  You must also be a resident of Chillicothe to use the site.  Commercial Contractors are not permitted to use the site.  If you should see a person not using the site in accordance with the rules please call the Chillicothe Police Department.  If the site is used improperly the city will be forced to shut it down.

The city of Chillicothe offers yard waste pickup to all residents of the city.
- Yard waste must be in brown biodegradable bags
- Sticks and/or branches must be no longer than 4 ft. and bundled
Once this is done, please contact us at 740-773-9715 or at yardwaste@chillicotheoh.gov to let us know that it is ready for pickup.


Safety Service Director, Jeff Carman, announced today the City of Chillicothe will provide Christmas tree pickup service to city residents beginning January 3, 2023, and ending January 31, 2023.

Christmas trees will be picked up on the same day as your regular garbage.
Trees must be live (no artificial trees) and must have all decorations and
stands removed or city crews will not take them. The trees should be
placed in front of your residence and not blocking streets or sidewalks.
Do NOT place trees in the street.

City residents can also drop their trees off at the City Park Annex. This site
is open daily 7:00AM-5:00PM.

The City of Chillicothe will once again be partnering with the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources to re-purpose the trees for fish and
wildlife habitat.
35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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