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Citywide chipper service to start on Monday with new weekly schedule

Posted April 12, 2019 in Administration by Anna Subler

The City’s weekly chipper service will begin on Monday, April 15, and continue through October. A new collection schedule has been established to ensure that residents will know what day their brush will be picked up. 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.

To utilize the chipper service, residents should place their tree limbs and shrub clippings at the curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of service. Trimmings must be at least 4 feet long. 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 solely 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 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.