Cleveland Begins Collecting Household Brush And Debris Weekly

Friday, January 24, 2014 - by Randall Higgins

The Cleveland Public Works Department has begun collecting household brush and debris weekly. 

Residents accustomed to seeing a city truck once every two weeks on their neighborhood routes to collect discarded household items such as furniture as well as brush, are seeing those trucks each week now.

"It is a way to beautify our neighborhoods and serve our residents," said Tommy Myers, public works director. 

The department issued the following guidelines for city property owners.

Guidelines for the revised Public Works Route System are as follows: 

Collection services will be limited to one trailer load per residence per week.

Brush and debris must be placed curbside for collection so that it is easily accessible by our equipment.  If items are placed near or around fire hydrants, water meters, fences, etc., where there is a potential for property damage by our equipment, it will not be picked up.   

Have items placed curbside the night before your route day.   In order to maintain our schedule, we will not be able to backtrack to pick up items that were set out late for collection. 

Brush should be cut so that it is no longer than 7-8’ in length and no more than 10 inches in diameter.  We will not pick up brush from a major lot clearing or that has been pushed up with equipment.

We will not pick up hazardous materials (paint, motor oil, etc.), tires, large amounts of block or shingles, or debris from a major demolition.   

Brush or debris that has been hauled in from the county will not be picked up.

These collection services will not be available on holidays observed by the city of Cleveland.  If your route falls on a holiday, your service will be delayed until your next scheduled route day.

We will continue to offer the overnight use of dump trucks/trailers; however, it will be limited to once per month per residence.

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