The Olmsted Township Department of Public Service is now in its twelfth year of providing a Branch Chipping Program to our residents. From April through October, branch chipping takes place on the last Monday of each month, with the exception of May, which will be picked up the last Tuesday. If participation by residents exceeds our normal work hours, we will continue the branch chipping on that following day.
Please note the following requirements for your branches to be picked up and chipped:
→ If you have an open ditch in your front yard, you must place branches as close as possible to your driveway apron so Service Department personnel can safely get your branches to the chipping machine from the apron.
→ This service is for residential material; not for material left by a contracted tree service.
→ Do not hinder traffic or pedestrians with the branches that you set out.
→ Leave branches as long as possible.
→ Lay all branches parallel with the roadway, with large end of all branches going with traffic.
→ No branches wider than 10 inches in diameter will be accepted.
→ No branches shorter than three feet in length will be accepted. [Branches less than three feet in length can be considered yard waste and placed – separate from your rubbish – with your weekly curbside items in one of the following three ways.
- Place loose branches into a can marked “yard waste”,
- Place in brown kraft bags, or
- Securely tie branches in bundles, not exceeding 3 feet in length or 40 pounds in weight. NOTE: for 2017, Republic’s yard waste collection only takes place April 20th – November 24th.]
→ Do not tie or bundle.
→ No roots, vines or stumps are acceptable.
It is always helpful if you can notify the Department of Public Service in advance if you will have branches on chipping day. Also, if you would like any of our fresh chipping materials, please contact the Director of Public Services and he will coordinate a delivery to your address.
IMPORTANT – If you see that your branches have not been chipped and it is because you did not comply with one or more of our chipping requirements, we will leave a notice at your home indicating the reason(s) your branches were not picked up. Unfortunately, due to time and budget restraints, we will not be able to return and chip your branches until the next month. (Remember that no chipping takes place November through March.)
If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the Department of Public Service at 440-235-1011.