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Chipper Service Now Available by Online Request

There are now two ways that yard waste is collected in Hilliard: Through the automatic weekly Tuesday collections (great for most yard waste) and through on-demand chipper service for larger limbs and brush.

Weekly collection: Grass, leaves, and branches/brush under four feet long

Residents can still bag these materials for Tuesday collection by Local Waste from April 1 through Nov. 31.

Leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, weeds, brush, twigs and small branches can be placed in biodegradable bags or into a bin marked “yard waste” and set at the curb on Tuesdays to be collected with trash and recycling. Longer branches must be cut into lengths of four feet or shorter. Once collected, Local Waste recycles the materials into compost and mulch.

Do not place yard waste in plastic bags. Use only biodegradable paper bags (available from hardware and grocery stores) or clearly marked rigid containers. Yard waste stickers for containers are available at the Hilliard Municipal Building.

On-demand service: Limbs and similar materials longer than 4 feet/4-inches in diameter

For longer and thicker branches and brush, the City offers an on-demand chipper service. Residents can complete a service request for the City chipper crew to come to their house on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from mid-April through mid-October. Collection dates: April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11. If the City receives a large amount of requests or inclement weather, collection may occur on the following Monday.

Scheduling chipper service allows the City to offer residents this amenity more cost-effectively than having crews drive throughout the entire community each week to seek out branches piled at the curb.

Before placing a service request, residents should place their large limbs and brush (more than 4-feet long and 4-inches in diameter) in the tree lawn near the curb. Do not include vines, thorns, root balls, grass of any kind, and foreign materials such as metal, lumber, nails, wire, string, rope, or staples in chipper piles.

This service is great for storm damage and resident landscaping needs. Those with excessive amounts or who are unable to wait for their scheduled pick up should make other arrangements. (We recommend dropping off at Ohio Mulch or Kurtz Bros. Mulch and Soil). Commercial companies hired to cut down trees or clear areas are solely responsible for removal.

“On-demand chipper service allows our crews to be much more efficient and sustainable, saving taxpayer dollars while still providing the same services,” Assistant City Manager Dan Ralley said. “We look forward to improving chipper service in a way that benefits residents and City staff.”

Mulch Your Yard Waste

Grass, leaves and small limbs work well as organic, free mulch around your flower beds and gardens. Mowing over and bagging the material (or renting a chipper for branches) are a few ways to make your own mulch.

For longer and thicker branches and brush, the City offers an on-demand chipper service. Residents can complete a service request for the City chipper crew to come to their house on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from mid-April through mid-October. Collection dates: April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11. If the City receives a large amount of requests or inclement weather, collection may occur on the following Monday.

Scheduling chipper service allows the City to offer residents this amenity more cost-effectively than having crews drive throughout the entire community each week to seek out branches piled at the curb.

Before placing a service request, residents should place their large limbs and brush (more than 4-feet long and 4-inches in diameter) in the tree lawn near the curb. Do not include vines, thorns, root balls, grass of any kind, and foreign materials such as metal, lumber, nails, wire, string, rope, or staples in chipper piles.

This service is great for storm damage and resident landscaping needs. Those with excessive amounts or who are unable to wait for their scheduled pick up should make other arrangements. (We recommend dropping off at Ohio Mulch or Kurtz Bros. Mulch and Soil). Commercial companies hired to cut down trees or clear areas are solely responsible for removal.

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