News from BG: November 11, 2020
2020 Leaf Collection - Began November 9
Public Works began collecting leaves on November 9. Leaf collection is available for addresses that are eligible for refuse/recycling collection and is not connected to the regular refuse/recycling collection schedule.

CREWS BEGAN COLLECTING IN WARD 3. When Ward 3 is finished, they will move to Ward 4, then to Ward 1, and then to Ward 2. A MAP has been posted to the City’s website allowing residents to follow crews as they move through the City:
If you choose to use this method, please follow PROGRAM GUIDELINES.

Questions may be directed to the Public Works Department by calling 419-354-6227.
Additional Options for Leaves
Love 'Em & Leave 'Em

The best thing you can do with your leaves is… Leave them on your property!

  • Shred them with a lawn mower and leave them in place on your lawn
  • Compost them in a pile or container (with or without shredding)
  • Shred them and use them as mulch on your borders and flowerbeds

Love ’Em and Leave ’Em "How to" Videos:


City Yard Waste Drop Off Site

Garden/Yard Waste/Grass/Leaves can be taken to the City Yard Waste drop-off site for those who are eligible to receive City refuse collection.

Open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

The site is located behind the Public Works garage on Tarragon Drive (off of E. Poe Road). This site does NOT accept brush (anything with a bark covering).
Refuse/Recycling Schedule
Week of November 11

In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on Wednesday, November 11.

As a result, the following collection schedule will occur for refuse and recycling this week:

Monday's route will be collected on Monday.

Tuesday's route will be collected on Tuesday.

Wednesday's route will be collected on Thursday.

Thursday's route will be collected on Friday.

Questions about this schedule may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Never miss a "trash day" again! Download the Recycle Coach App to receive a custom calendar and reminder notifications for special collections.
Bowling Green Community Holiday Parade Reimagined

The BG Community Holiday Parade has been reimagined into a 2 ½ hour broadcast on November 21 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm on WTOL. It will begin with a half-hour pre-parade presentation with new interviews, exciting new performances, and holiday wishes from our community and will conclude with last year’s parade in its entirety.

Downtown BG - Virtual Community Tree Lighting

The Holidays are right around the corner! Tune in on November 20th at 6:45 pm for the Virtual Community Tree Lighting!

This event kicks off the holiday season and is a partnership with Downtown Bowling Green SID, the Wood County District Public Library, the City, BGSU, and BG High School. Tune in to watch some amazing performances! There will also be a special guest this year!

Access the virtual event HERE
Wood County 3rd Annual Personal Shredding Event - November 14
Wood County residents may bring up to five bags or boxes of paper items to be shredded onsite as you watch. Participants are asked to provide a gift card or cash donation. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, toys will not be accepted this year.)

Masks will be required if you get out of your vehicle and Social Distancing Guidelines will be encouraged.

Donations will be given to children who are involved with Wood County Job and Family Services to make their Holiday a little brighter!!

Refuse & Recycling Container Address Labels
The Public Works Department has resumed the work of placing address labels on all refuse and recycling containers that are picked up by the City. Crews have completed the majority of Wards 1 & 2 and have begun Wards 3 & 4. City employees will be applying labels on containers placed at the curb on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s collection route.

Residents, whose scheduled collection day is on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, are asked to help in this effort by placing containers – full or empty – at the curb on their regular collection day. Containers should not be pulled back to the house until 4:00 PM that day. This will help crews move through streets efficiently, missing as few addresses as possible. This work will be ongoing over the next several months and...MORE