Yard waste Collection – Services will resume – Effective Monday, April 13th*

*Modifications have been made to yard waste collection
1. Call in based “subscription” service will resume.  We understand that many people will not have yard waste stickers and no way to buy them, our weekly list will be modified to include a “# of bags untagged” column.  Collection staff will note the number of untagged bags by address.  Public Works administrative staff will log and bill these directly to each resident on a monthly basis.  Payments will be returned to Public Works for tracking purposes and then forwarded to Finance for deposit in the correct revenue line item.

2. Residents are required to call (440) 775-7218 for service no later than the preceding Sunday and must provide name, address and phone number when calling or leaving a message; residents are reminded to limit the maximum weight of any given bag to 30# since our personnel have to pick these up to shoulder height to load into a full size dump truck. Thank you for your action & patience during this time.

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, and other non-woody plant materials. 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.

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

2020 Spring Brush Collection – Proceeding as Scheduled

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 during the week of April 13 and run through Pride Day weekend, May 17.

Given social distancing protocols and staffing levels, this work will be performed as a two person operation, 2 or 3 days a week. We ask residents to be patient and to remind them of program rules intended to make collection safe and efficient. 

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 17, 2020. Call Public Works with questions (440) 775-7218.

 

Compost/Wood Chip Giveaway –
Suspended until further notice.

 

2020 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection:

The Fall curbside leaf collection start date will be posted later this year. 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.

2020 Fall Brush Collection:

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Fall Brush Collection dates will be posted later this year. 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.  Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

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