Get your brush to the curb

Staff Report

A special brush collection will be held the week of July 24 in the city of Oberlin.

Brush must be cut in sections no longer than six feet and must be neatly stacked in the same direction at the curb. Limbs larger than six inches in diameter cannot be placed for collection. All brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, and other foreign materials.

Japanese knotweed, which looks like bamboo, will not be collected; nor will stumps, brush with root balls, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste.

Recovery of these organic materials helps keep excess nutrients out of the Oberlin 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. For more information, call 440-775-7218.

All brush must be placed on the curb no later than Sunday, July 23.

Staff Report