Brush, Leaves, Landfill & Weeds

BRUSH COLLECTIONThe City of Northwood Streets Department will conduct  FALL BRUSH PICKUP  beginning Monday, October 18th. Brush pickup is for any routine yard maintenance or tree trimmings done by the homeowner. The program is NOT intended as a means for homeowners to dispose of entire trees.  

Please place your brush curbside or by the edge of the roadway no earlier than ten (10) days prior to the collection date.  The City will not return for brush that is put out late or placed in alleyways.  Each home may put out one (1) pile only of brush that is no longer than four feet tall and 15 feet long.  Brush should be neatly stacked with cut ends facing towards the street.  Brush that is piled in a tangled mess severely reduces the crew's ability to complete the scheduled route and will not be picked up.  The largest branches should not exceed 4" in diameter.  Please do not tie or bundle. 

Small clippings, hedge trimmings and twigs will not be placed in the city's mulcher.  They should be put in garbage cans for refuse pickup.  The brush pickup is not a yard waste or a large item pickup.  Do not mix sod, solid waste, concrete, metal or other building materials with brush.  It will damage the wood chipper that is used to grind brush.  Plastic bags are prohibited, they will damage the chipper. 

PLEASE NOTE: The City reserves the right to refuse pick up for those properties that are not complying with the above guidelines.  When the guidelines are not met, the Director of Public Service will notify the resident/property owner to let them know that he/she is responsible for removal. 

Leaf pickup typically begins the first week of November and runs until the first substantial snowfall.  Leaves should be loose, not bagged, and raked to the curb but not placed in the roadway. It is important to keep leaves away from drains and catch basins because this can cause flooding.

noxious weeds or grassNOXIOUS WEEDS OR GRASS
In accordance with Northwood Codified Ordinances, Section 674, no owner of property, lessee, agent or tenant of land within the corporate limits of the City of Northwood, Wood County, Ohio, shall permit noxious weeds or grass to grow that are about to spread or mature seeds, or which are eight inches or more in height.  All noxious weeds or grass which are eight inches or more in height shall be cut and destroyed.

Failure to comply will result in the performance of this work by the City of Northwood with owners of the property affected being billed for the costs.  The rate will be a minimum of $125.00 per hour; if over one hour of time is involved, $125.00 for each additional hour.  If said billing is not paid, such expense will be assessed upon the property and made a lien thereon, and will be collected in the manner provided by law.