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Published: Monday, 4/1/2013

Spring brush pickup starts April 8 in Perrysburg

BLADE STAFF

Even though the weather has not completely seemed like spring, it is time for spring cleaning. 

April 8 will be the spring brush clean up day for the city of Perrysburg.

How the city wants residents to prepare:

  • 7 a.m. April 8 is time items should be out at the curb.
  • All brush must be placed at the curb, not in the alley.
  • Pile brush with cut ends toward the street.
  • Do not tie into bundles - stack loosely.
  • Place small clippings and twigs in personal garbage cans so they can be easily dumped (not in Toters).
  • City crews will take branches, bushes, logs, stumps, firewood, and Christmas trees.
  • Crews will begin on the west side of town this year and work their way east.
  • Once a crew is down your street, it will not return. A supervisor will check daily to make sure all the brush piles were picked up.

The city wants to avoid:

  • Brush pick up is not yard waste or large item pickup. Do not place anything but brush at the curb. Information on yard waste or large item pickup is available by calling the Department of Public Services at 419-872-8020 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or check the city Web site at ci.perrysburg.oh.us.
  • If other items such as ornamental grasses, weeds, sod or leaves are mixed with the brush pile, everything will be left and the homeowner will be responsible for removal of all items.
  • Metals, stones, and other debris may damage equipment or injure workers.
The city compost site:
  • This is available for city residents only year round, no commercial use.
  • Weekdays, excluding holidays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. you must stop at the Department of Public Services at 11980 Roachton Rd. first to get a key to unlock the gate. At that time, the city will inspect the load and give directions to the site. 
  • The second and fourth Saturdays of the month year round from 8 a.m. to noon proceed directly to the site and a city employee will be at the gate to check what is brought. Residents must be registered to use the site on Saturdays. Stop at the Department of Public Services or visit the city Web site to register for use.
  • The city compost site now accepts ornamental grasses, cornstalks, straw bales, and loose straw separated from the brush as there is a brush area and a leaf area.
  • The city does not take grass clippings, plants or building materials.
 
Other notes from the city:
  • Wood chips will no longer be available for delivery.
  • A small area on the outside of the locked gate at the city compost site near the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1 West Boundary St. has wood mulch that is available at no charge to city residents throughout the year.
  • You must take the mulch during daylight hours and must shovel it yourself.
  • This mulch stockpile has been double ground into wood mulch and is used as a finishing touch to your landscaping needs.


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