Ice Storm Debris – 2018
Because of the wide spread damage caused by the ice storm the City of Kettering is providing several options to assist residents with debris.
The preferred method is for residents to take any debris they can trim, collect and transport to our Yard Debris Center.
We will extend closing of the Yard Debris Center for the season until Dec 22.
From Dec 3 -22 the Yard Debris Center will return to normal hours which are Monday through Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.
Beginning December 3 our street crews will make one pass through the city to collect any ice storm related debris residents are unable to take to the yard debris center. Please be sure to have any debris you want collected trimmed to size and at the curb before December 3 as crews will only make one pass for debris collection.
Limbs and branches must be trimmed to less than 4 feet in length and must be less than 4 inches in diameter for us to collect them. The City will not offer services to cut residential debris. If you do not have the equipment to cut limbs to length you will need to hire a private contractor or rent / buy equipment.
Please place them at the edge of your yard near the curb, but not in the street or in leaf piles.
This is very important: leaf trucks cannot and will not collect leaves if there are branches in the piles.
We anticipate that these collection efforts will be further complicated by likely arrival of more winter weather and our crews needing to treat and clear roadways for snow and ice.
Please remember that leaves and branches placed in the street will be thrown back in to yards by snowplows – making it more important than ever to make sure leaf piles and any ice storm debris at the curb for collection be at the edge of the yard but not in the street.