The City of Northwood Streets Department will conduct a SPRING BRUSH PICKUP beginning on April 24, 2017. 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 24th. 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.
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 (FALL)
Leaf pickup begins around November 1st of each year and runs through December 1st, or 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.