Updates

Leaf Map 2018

Weekly Update November 5th, 2018 (Round #1)

The Road Department will begin the 2018 Leaf Collection Program on November 6th and start in the northern most section of the Township, near the City of Kettering / Moraine borders. Two leaf loaders will be used initially and a 3rd leaf loader and crew will join the process as necessary. The street sweeper will not be following the leaf loader crews daily, but the sweeper is dispatched periodically before, during and after the leaf collection program schedule. Miami Township collects leaves only on public roadways.

The collection cycles will proceed through the Township as follows:

  1. Huber subdivision- Stroop Road to Alex Bell Road (Near City of Moraine- Pink Area in Map Above) 
  2. Spring Valley subdivision- Alex Bell Road to Cox Arboretum (West side of SR 741- Lime Green in Map)
  3. Singing Hills subdivision- West Alex Bell Road to Bishop Leibold schools (East side of SR 741-Yellow in Map)
  4. Vienna Park subdivision- SR 741 east to Mad River Road (Dark Orange in Map)
  5. Kingswood subdivision- Both sides of Mad River Road (North of the Dayton Mall-Purple in Map)
  6. Villages of Miami subdivision- SR 741 to Washington Church Road (South of the Dayton Mall- Light Blue in Map)
  7. Crains Run subdivision- Off Miamisburg Springboro Road & Crains Run Road (Red in Map)
  8. Quail Creek subdivision- Entrances at Medlar Road (Near Pipestone Golf Course- (Red in Map)
  9. Rural Roadways- East and West of Great Miami River (Blue in Map)
  10. Chautauqua subdivision- West of Great Miami River (Near City of Carlisle- Blue in Map)
  11. Bear Creek Estates subdivision- West of Great Miami River (Blue in Map)

Two crews began the week on November 6th at the northern borders of the township in the Huber subdivision (Pink) and completed the area. The Spring Valley subdivision (Green) was started on November 7th and work continued on the 8th. Crews wrapped up the week in the Singing Hills subdivision (Yellow). Next up is the Vienna Park and Kingswood areas.

Yearly Reminder: Leaves should not be placed in the roadway. This creates a safety hazard for traveling motorists and automobiles parked on top of leaf piles. Leaves should be placed at the backside of curbs, easily accessible to leaf collection equipment. 

Weekly Update November 12th, 2018 (Round #1)

2018 Note: Trees have dropped leaves early and almost simultaneously this year so most leaves are now on the ground. We ask for your patience as crews work to complete the first round. All township resources are being utilized and temporary staff from an independent agency have been hired to support road crews in collecting the large volume of leaves from the majority of the 10,000 township households. Collecting leaves may be a challenge later in the week if forecasted ice or snow showers move into the region. 

Three full crews began the week completing Singing Hills (Yellow) and moved in to start Vienna Park (Orange) on November 14th. Crews will continue working in Vienna Park on November 15th unless work is suspended due to winter weather. The township employees collecting leaves are the same employees salting and plowing public streets. Crews did collect leaves on the 15th in Vienna Park (Orange) despite the wet and icy conditions. The week ended finishing up Vienna Park. Next up is the Kingswood subdivision (Purple).

Weekly Update November 19th, 2018 (Round #1)

Yearly note: This week typically starts the largest volume of leaves to be collected for the season. Most of the varying tree species have dropped all leaves or are well into the process of leaf drop. Waxy leafed tree species are typically the last to drop leaves. We ask residents to please be patient with potential delays in the collection process this round and beyond due to the high volume of leaves and potentially adverse weather. Once crews have completed the first round, the process will accelerate.

Continued Reminder: Leaves should not be placed in the roadway. This creates a safety hazard for traveling motorists and automobiles parked on top of leaf piles. Leaves should be placed at the backside of curbs, easily accessible to leaf collection equipment. 

Crews began the week working in the rain again finishing up Vienna Park and then moving into the Kingswood subdivision (Purple). On the 20th and 21st all three crews focused on Kingswood. The program is a few days behind schedule due to the unusual leaf drop and unseasonably cold and wet weather. Round #1 continues next week finishing up: Villages of Miami, Crains Run, Quail Creek, Chautauqua and rural roadways. The pace of collection will increase because these remaining areas have fewer mature trees. Round #2 will begin back in the Huber subdivision as soon as the first round has been completed. 

Operations are suspended on November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Weekly Update November 26th, 2018 (Round #1)

Nearly all leaves are now on the ground. We ask residents to please have all leaves curbside by November 26th. Operations are a bit behind due to the rain events and winter weather, but crews will continue working to complete round #1 and move into the second round. Leaf collection is not suspended on rainy days, but the weight of the soaked leaves makes the work more difficult for machines and staff.

Three crews began the week in.....

Weekly Update December 3rd, 2018 (Round #2)

The three crews started the week in... Operations have slowed a bit due to the high volume of raked leaves, colder temperatures and numerous weather events.

Weekly Update December 10th, 2018 (Continue Round #2)

Continued Reminder: Leaves should not be placed in the roadway. This creates a safety hazard for traveling motorists and automobiles parked on top of leaf piles. Leaves should be placed at the backside of curbs, easily accessible to leaf collection equipment. 

Crews began the week in...

This will be the final round of the 2018 season. Crews will not return to collect leaves after this round has been completed. Trucks will be converted for use in snow removal operations.

Program Completion Schedule:

  1. Huber- December 
  2. Spring Valley- December 
  3. Singing Hills- December 
  4. Vienna Park- December 
  5. Kingswood- December 
  6. Villages of Miami- December 
  7. Chautauqua- December 
  8. Quail Creek- December 
  9. Rural Roadways- December 
  10. Crains Run - December 
  11. Bear Creek Estates- December 

We wanted to thank all residents choosing to mulch or compost leaves this year and encourage others to consider this option. Mulching supplies the turf with nutrients necessary for a healthy lawn, lowers program expenses, and accelerates the collection process. Mulching can be accomplished by raising the deck of the lawnmower and installing a blade designed for this activity.

Montgomery County Solid Waste District

Montgomery County residents may dispose of yard waste for free at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District Transfer and Recycling Facility, located at 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine. Drop off hours are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Miami Township residents may dispose of yard waste per Rumpke collection requirements. Please contact Rumpke Customer Service at (800) 828-8171 for details.