Trees Q&A

For more information, call Local Waste Services at 614-409-9375.

Yard waste like grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, shrubbery and other garden residues can be collected weekly through Hilliard’s waste collection services. The city collects yard waste every Tuesday, unless it’s a holiday week.

Organic waste should be placed in brown paper bags or rigid containers with Hilliard’s yard waste stickers. Stickers are available at the Hilliard Municipal Building (3800 Municipal Way).

Branches must be less than four feet long and tied into bundles with string or twine. Each container, bag or bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds and be free of rocks, dirt and plastic bags.

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

Trimmings are required to be four feet or longer and only consist of tree and shrub clippings.

After Christmas, residents can place used trees on the curb to be picked up and processed by the city’s chipper service.

Contact the public service department at 876-7361 ext 311 or submit a request online.

The city is responsible for trees in the public rights of way and homeowners are responsible for trees in their yards. The city will only remove trees in the public rights or way. Contact the public service department at 876-7361 ext 311 or submit a request online.

The city is responsible for trees in the public rights of way and homeowners are responsible for trees in their yards. The city will only prune or trim trees in the public rights of way. Contact the public service department at 876-7361 ext 311 or submit a request online.