Greetings from the City Garage crews. Our brush and compost routes will run until Dec. 21. Pickup is the day after your regularly scheduled trash collection.
Brush needs to be placed alongside the curb, but not in the curb line, for collection.
Brush piles that are larger than a pickup truck load need to be called in for a special pickup. Call 376-2509 to arrange that. A small amount of brush can be placed in your trash Toter.
Compost must be in a green yard-waste Toter for collection and placed at the curb. If you need to purchase a yard-waste Toter, they are sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center or Walmart.
Keep brush and compost free of any other kind of debris and do not place brush in the compost Toter.
Special pickups will be the week of Sept. 4-8 on your regularly scheduled trash collection day. Special pickups are always the first full week of each month, so if the first day of the month falls on a Tuesday the full week would be the following week.
We will collect up to 20 bags, a piece of furniture or household items.
We do not collect construction debris including carpet, roofing, concrete, lumber, etc.
Do not sit items out earlier than 24 hours prior to collection.
Work done by contractors
Caution: If you hire a contractor to do work for you, they are responsible for hauling the debris away. Unfortunately we have had a few untrustworthy contractors doing work locally who misinform residents and tell them the city will haul away debris.
The city does not haul away debris for contractors, so make sure that is part of the contract.
Toters should not be set out to the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection and must be removed no later than 24 hours after collection.
Please try to place Toters so that they are not blocking sidewalks for pedestrians.
Traffic crews are continually out repairing or replacing bent, faded or damaged traffic signs or replacing bulbs in traffic lights. There are thousands of signs around the city so you can help out by reporting any that need attention by contacting the Traffic Department at 376-2508.
If you want to continue to have that smooth ride from here to there, remember to report those chuckholes, whether they are in the roadway or in an alley, to us at 376-2508 so that the garage crew can make the repairs as soon as possible.
Rain is back in the forecast, and grass has started to grow again, so help keep those yards looking well manicured. By city ordinance, lawns should not exceed 12 inches in height. If property owners violate this ordinance, they may be notified by certified mail and given time to remedy their overgrown lawns.
If the property owner does not remedy the issue, the city will mow the property and bill the property owner. If you see a property that needs attention, let us know so we can check into it.
If you happen to see a sight distance problem, whether it be around a traffic sign or on a corner affecting your vision, let us know so that we can get it corrected.
Please don’t blow grass clippings into the street. Blowing grass clippings and yard debris into the street makes your street look bad, and it clogs the storm drains.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Bryan Burton is the operations manager for Columbus City Garage. He can be reached at 376-2508.
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