Yard Waste Collection Begins March 6, 2017

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, and other non-woody plant materials. During the growing season, the City collects yard waste on Mondays; collection must be scheduled in advance by calling (440) 775-7218.   Yard waste must be placed in paper “lawn and leaf” bags or plastic yard waste bags that are clearly marked “biodegradable” by the manufacturer. Do not use grocery store bags or other bags not designed for this purpose. Paper ‘lawn and leaf’ bags and biodegradable plastic bags can be incorporated directly into the compost. This increases efficiency and helps the City produce higher quality compost. Maximum weight is 30 lbs. per bag. Residents must purchase yard waste tags for $1.00 each from the City Finance/Utility Office located at 69 South Main Street.

This requirement does not apply to brush or fall curbside leaf collection. At other times, leaves shall be treated as yard waste.

2017 Fall Brush Collection:

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Fall Brush Collection is scheduled to begin Monday, September 18 and run through Sunday, October 15. Guidelines for brush collection include brush being cut to lengths no longer than six feet (6′) and should be neatly stacked (same direction) at the curb. Limbs larger than six inches (6”) in diameter should not be placed out for city collection. Brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, or other foreign materials. Japanese Knotweed (looks like bamboo), stumps, brush with root balls, limbs larger than six inches in diameter, unstacked brush, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste will not be collected by the City. Brush resulting from tree removal or major trimming projects is the responsibility of the property owner. The City reserves the right not to collect excessive amounts of brush. All brush must be placed out on the curb no later than Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection:

The Fall curbside leaf collection will begin the week of October 30th. The City will make passes through town until a majority of the leaves are collected or until snow falls. Leaves are to be raked to the curb lawn only and not into the street. Leaves in the street clog storm drains and contribute excess nutrient loading to Plum Creek.  The City will not collect leaves in the spring. Residents may use the yard waste collection for residual leaves.

2017 Spring Brush Collection:

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Spring Brush Collection is scheduled to begin Monday, April 17 and run through Pride Day weekend, May 21. Guidelines for brush collection include brush being cut to lengths no longer than six feet (6′) and should be neatly stacked (same direction) at the curb. Limbs larger than six inches (6”) in diameter should not be placed out for city collection. Brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, or other foreign materials. Japanese Knotweed (looks like bamboo), stumps, brush with root balls, limbs larger than six inches in diameter, unstacked brush, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste will not be collected by the City. Brush resulting from tree removal or major trimming projects is the responsibility of the property owner. The City reserves the right not to collect excessive amounts of brush. All brush must be placed out on the curb no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017. Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

Compost/Wood Chip Giveaway

2017 dates

 

Large Trash Collection Service:

Trash which exceeds the allowable volumes set forth in Section 925.06 of the Codified Ordinances shall be collected according to a schedule published by the City. Residents needing large trash collection services shall make an appointment for a pickup. Appointments must be scheduled by noon on the Friday prior to the week of the pickup.Each residential property is entitled to two (2) scheduled free large trash collections per year of up to four (4) cubic yards (12′ long x 3′ wide x 3′ high) each . Refuse must be placed in such a way that it can be readily loaded by the refuse crew. This means that small items or loose refuse needs to be bagged, bundled or otherwise put in containers. Materials prohibited from regular collection are also prohibited in special collections. To schedule a large trash pickup , please call the Public Works Department at 775-7218.

Temporary Dumpster Service:

Temporary 6-yard dumpsters can be requested by residents. Temporary dumpsters will be provided subject to availability and provided that the City can deliver, service and remove the dumpster without damage to trees, buildings and overhead wires. Dumpsters must be placed on an improved, hard and level surface such as gravel, asphalt or concrete. Persons ordering a temporary dumpster are required to pay in advance for the dumpster at the Public Works office located at 85 S. Main St. Dumpsters are only delivered and picked up on Wednesday’s.

Temporary Dumpster Application

Additional Carts:

A second 64-gallon cart is available upon request. Call 440-775-7218 for more information.

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