2014 Leaf Vacuum Program

Status update as of November 26, 2014

Leaf crews are back!

North Crew: is on Stanwood at Broad headed north.

Central Crew: is on Merkle and Powell headed north.

South Crew: is on Grandon at Astor headed south.

This program will conclude the week of December 1st (all alleys will be collected the week of December 8th).  Below are a few simple guidelines to follow to ensure leaves are picked up in a timely and efficent manner:    

*Rake leaves to the back of the curb but not in the street.  If possible, please avoid placing leaf piles near mailboxes, trees, lights or signs.    


*Leaves will be collected on a weekly basis as the city will deploy one crew in north, central and south Bexley.

*Please keep leaves out of storm water sewers and stream banks.  Leaves cause bacteria that depletes oxygen and can kill fish and other stream organisms. 

*Leaves can also be collected during scheduled yard waste collection dates if they are placed in paper yard waste bags or in a container marked “yard waste”.  


2015 Trash Contract Details & Container Size Election Form

The City of Bexley has entered into a new contract with Rumpke for solid waste and recycling services thru 2017. As part of this contract Rumpke will provide each household with two 65 gallon wheeled toters for solid waste and recycling by December 24. Beginning with the second pick-up on January 12th of 2015 all trash and recycling must be contained within these toters (miscellaneous cans, bags and loose material other than yard waste and bulk items will not be picked up). Yard waste, bulk pickup, and carry-out service will remain status quo and senior citizen rates still apply. If you would like to have a larger (95 gallon) or smaller (35 gallon) toter delivered as opposed to the standard 65 gallon toter please let us know on or before October 24th by visiting and filling out our online form, or by calling the Service Department at (614) 559-4220. A FAQ and additional information is online at


City Council sets 2015 Budget Review Timeline

City Council finance committee chair Tim Madison has set a timeline for review and discussion of the 2015 Bexley City budget.  Per Bexley Charter, the City budget is prepared by the Mayor and submitted for review and approval by City Council.  An initial presentation of the budget will be made to City Council at its September 23rd meeting, followed by a series of review processes and opportunities for revision leading up to the ultimate passage of the budget prior to the end of the year.  To view Councilman Madison's proposed budget review timeline, please click here.


ThisWeek News: Correction in Refuse Contract Story

Today, ThisWeek News reported that the City's new refuse contract would be charging citizens $4.91 more per month. The facts were confused in the article. In our current contract, residents are billed $25.83. With the new contract, residents will be billed $24.82, resulting in a savings of around $1 per month to Bexley households. ThisWeek News has corrected the article online, but the incorrect article has already been printed and will be circulated to Dispatch customers Thursday, July 17.  If you would like further information about the refuse contract or have any questions, feel free to contact our Service Department at 559-4220. 

You can access the correct story here


Planning Commission Appeal: Results

City Council voted early the morning of Thursday, June 26 on the planning commission appeal, deciding to affirm the planning commission's decision, subject to additional conditions regarding parking configuration and the building height. You can access video and audio of both meetings here