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Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, weeds and brush, and twigs and small branches are all considered yard waste and are not accepted at the landfill.

Yard waste should be placed at the curb on your normal yard waste collection day and should be cut into lengths less than 4 feet. Yard waste is picked up from April 1 through November 30. They do NOT pick up between December 1 and March 31.

Please note: Do not place yard waste in plastic bags – use only biodegradable paper bags (available from hardware and grocery stores) or clearly marked rigid containers.

Acceptable yard waste items:

  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Shrubs
  • Weeds and Brush
  • Shrubbery
  • Twigs and small branches (less than four inches in diameter)
  • Christmas trees – whole trees, no decorations, no lights, no tinsel, no garland. Do not place trees in plastic bags.

Unacceptable items:

Only yard waste is permitted in yard waste bags and containers. Please do not place food/pet waste, dirt or rocks, plastic bags or bottles, sod, soil, or plastic plant pots into yard waste bags or containers. Please do not use plastic bags to collect yard waste. Keep it loose or use compostable bags.

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Chipper Service

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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