Service workers picking up leaves and branches

City Gearing Up for Chipper Service

Posted March 30, 2021 in Community Alert by Anna Subler

The City of Hilliard’s chipper service will begin on Monday, April 19, and continue through Friday, Oct. 15. This weekly service allows residents to place their tree trimmings and brush at the curb to be collected at no charge.

Using the City’s chipper service is easy and convenient.

“Many people are getting their yards cleaned up and ready for warm weather. We want them to know that they don’t have to haul yard materials away or bag them,” said City Forester Andrew Beare.

Residents should place their tree limbs and shrub clippings in the area between the street and the sidewalk by 7 a.m. on their scheduled day of service. The city is divided into four color-coded quadrants: orange, green, blue, and purple. Crews will go through each quadrant one day per week (Monday through Thursday), weather permitting.

“Trimmings can be as long as possible – there’s no need to cut sticks and branches. This makes it easier on our crews and residents,” Beare said.

Piles should not include vines, thorns, roots, grass of any kind, and foreign materials such as metal, lumber, nails, wire, string, rope, or staples. When a tree service or landscape company is hired to cut down trees or clear areas, they are responsible for that removal.

The weekly chipper service schedule is as follows:

Monday – Orange

Tuesday – Green

Wednesday – Blue

Thursday – Purple

Brush collection services will also continue to be offered weekly through Local Waste Services every Tuesday. Clippings collected by Local Waste Services are considered “yard waste” and should be cut into lengths less than 4-feet, bagged or bundled using biodegradable string or twine (no metal wire), or placed into a standard trash container used exclusively for yard waste and labeled “yard waste only.” Bundles may not exceed 2-feet in diameter or 75 pounds.