Clean up! Special bush collection announced

Staff Report

Brush will be collected the week of Aug. 8 in the city of Oberlin.

Brush must be cut to lengths no longer than six feet and be neatly stacked in the same direction at the curb. It must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, and other foreign materials.

Japanese knotweed (which looks like bamboo), stumps, brush with root balls, limbs larger than six inches in diameter, unstacked brush, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste will not be collected.

Recovery of these organic materials helps to keep excess nutrients out of the watershed, reduces the potential for algae growth, and ensures higher quality aquatic habitat.

During brush collection, wood chips may be delivered free of charge to Oberlin residents. Call 440-775-7218 for more information.

All brush must be placed on the curb no later than Sunday, Aug. 7.

Staff Report