Mulching and composting leaves provides a rich soil for yards and gardens. However, for residents who would like to have their leaves removed, the City of Ponca City’s Autumn Leaf Collection will begin on November 20, 2017 and end on January 9, 2018.
Solid Waste asks residents wanting to participate in Autumn Leave Collection to please follow these guidelines:
- Residents are asked to bag their leaves if possible. Bagged leaves, placed in the regular refuse collection area, will be collected free of charge. Bagged leaves will be picked up at a rate of 10 bags per pickup day.
- Loose leaves should be placed within three feet of the front curb, but not in the street. Leaves raked or blown into the street may clog storm drains and may result in a citation per city code.
- No un-containerized leaves will be collected in alleyways.
- No mulched leaves or leaves mixed with grass will be collected except by calling Solid Waste for a Special Pickup.
Scott Daine, Solid Waste Supervisor. Said that City Crews will be working Ponca City section by section to collect leaves, so we ask for your patience during this time. It may take two weeks or more to collect your leaves, due to the large volumes expected,” Daine added, “Leaf collection is available by Special Pickup throughout the year for a minimum charge of $37.95.” Please call 767-0411 for information on Special Pickups.