Public Works

Brush & Leaf Collection

Large amounts of Brush will be collected by City crews on a call-in basis only by calling the Service Department Center at (513) 686-1250 to schedule a pickup. Requests for removal will be scheduled for the following week.

Please have your brush to the curb by Sunday evening. The cut ends should be facing the street. Small amounts of brush should be placed in the provided Rumpke waste wheeler. Please see below for requirements for collection by Rumpke on your scheduled collection day.

City of Blue Ash Curbside Brush Collection Rules:
  • Brush consists of limbs and twigs. Brush will not be collected if mixed with other materials (such as yard waste (leaves, grass, flowers, mulch, bush trimmings, ornamental grass, bamboo), wood fencing, nails, plastic, metal, lumber, etc). The machine used for this service is not designed to accept these materials. Possible damage to the machine could occur or bodily harm to City workers.
  • Brush must be placed near the edge of the street or curb (within the City's right of way). Do not place brush in the street or on the sidewalk. Do not place brush near a parked car or fire hydrant. 
  • Brush must not be larger than 12" in diameter. Stumps and root systems must be detached.
  • Please have several small piles rather than one large pile. This will greatly help with efficiency.
Rumpke Curbside Brush Collection
Rumpke collects brush year-round on your regularly scheduled waste collection day. Brush must be cut in 6-foot lengths and tied in bundles or placed in your Rumpke waste wheeler or personal garbage can. Rumpke will not collect loose piles of brush so please place small amounts of brush in the provided waste wheeler.

Wood chips are available to residents by calling (513) 686-1250. A "Property Access & Release" form is required for delivery of wood chips. Click here to view & print Property Access & Release form 

Blue Ash Curbside Leaf Collection
Fall Schedule
Between mid-October and mid-December, City crews collect leaves along City streets (no bagging required during this time). For 2022, collection will begin the week of October 10 and ends on December 9.
  • Leaves should be brought to the curb or to the berm of the road if no curb exists. Please make sure leaves are not placed in the ditch line as this will clog the storm sewer system and possibly cause flooding onto the roadway or your property.
  • Please do not mix any other yard waste items in with the leaves (such as grass, flowers, mulch, brush, bush trimmings).
  • Leaves must be raked to the curb prior to 6:00 AM on Monday of each week to be collected that week.
  • Our goal is to service each street weekly, but during heavy volume periods, in the event of a snow/ice emergency, or due to equipment breakdown, it may take longer to complete a citywide sweep.
  • Leaves put out after City crews have already serviced a street will be collected the following week.
  • Residents may call our Service Department Center at (513) 686-1250 to find out when their street was last serviced.
  • City crews are unable to pickup piles of leaves or brush when parked vehicles are on top of the piles or blocking the piles. During the fall collection season, these piles will be picked up the following week when the vehicle has been moved.
Spring Schedule
There is a one-time spring leaf collection day by City crews following the same requirements as above. It is scheduled for April 11, 2022.
  • Leaves must be raked to the curb prior to 7:00 AM for collection by the City.
  • Leaves put out after City crews have already serviced a street will not be collected and will need to be bagged or containerized for collection by Rumpke.
Rumpke Curbside Leaf Collection
Rumpke collects leaves year-round on your regularly scheduled waste collection day. Rumpke requires leaves to be bagged or placed in your Rumpke waste wheeler or personal garbage can. Rumpke will not collect loose piles of leaves.
Click here to view Hamilton County Solid Waste Mgmt. District's Yard Waste Drop-Off Program.

Page updated 05.27.21.