City of Batavia residential brush collection program continues
Jul 05, 2016 12:45PM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines
2016 BRUSH COLLECTION SCHEDULE
East Side Collection West Side Collection
July 11 July 18
August 8 August 15
September 12 September 19
October 10 October 17
November 28 – Citywide November 28 – Citywide
The amount of brush that has been placed out citywide in any given month dictates how quickly your area will be reached, but each side of town is typically completed by Friday of the scheduled week. Crews can move through an area very quickly, and once they pass your address they will not return until the next scheduled pickup date. Major storms may affect the schedule, and notice of any special brush collection will be posted on the City’s website. The monthly collections are intended to handle most storm damage limbs that fall during the season, and special collections are done very rarely.
The following procedures must be followed to ensure the collection of your brush:
- Maximum diameter is 6” (logs cannot be split); maximum length of limbs is 12’.
- Brush should be stacked into one large pile in the front/side parkway with cut ends facing the curb, and placed away from parkway trees, mailboxes, utility poles/boxes, hydrants, and parked vehicles. Brush will not be collected from alleys or vacant lots.
- Brush/limbs must not be tied, bundled, in containers, bagged, or put on the street.
- Do not place any stumps, roots, landscape material, lumber, firewood, or foreign objects in the brush pile.
- Program is for residentially-generated brush only, not contractor tree removals or trimming.
- Brush left out on the parkway between collection dates is subject to a possible code violation citation.
- Advanced Disposal will collect yard waste bags/32-gallon cans (not to exceed 50 pounds per bag/32-gallon can) consisting of twigs, evergreen clippings, roots, stumps, and plants on your regular trash collection day, beginning in April. A refuse sticker should be attached to the yard waste bag or 32-gallon can. If a can is used, it should be clearly marked “Yard Waste” on the side facing the street.
- Residents with limbs/brush exceeding the requirements for the program can contact a private service to have it removed at the resident’s expense.
- Unincorporated residents should contact their township offices regarding brush collection services that may be available to them.