Yard debris is used as part of our free mulch/compost program available for Kettering Residents. The yard debris is ground in a tub grinder and sent to our composting site. After grinding, material is laid in rows to decompose. The rows are turned regularly to introduce air and moisture. The end product is a rich … Continued
No, the city does not pick-up yard debris. Yard debris must be brought to the Yard Debris Center or disposed of with your trash service.
Not necessarily. Many factors affect how soon a particular residential street receives service; including proximity to collector streets, topography, school locations and traffic volume. The City does not track rotation of district plowing from storm to storm.
Alleyways may be plowed, following completion of all residential streets. We encourage citizens to remove their vehicles from public roadways during snow plowing operations.
Cul-de-sacs are especially difficult for snow removal operations. In a light snow, a circle may not receive treatment unless there is an incline. During plowing operations where all streets are plowed, drivers must push snow into available open spaces (i.e. around fire hydrants, between mailboxes, driveways and storm sewer inlets). Many times, cul-de-sacs have parked … Continued
Once drivers complete the plowing of collector streets, they immediately begin moving into district residential streets adjacent to collector streets. Districts with hills and inclines receive priority over neighborhoods which are relatively flat. Neighborhoods concentrated around schools also receive higher priority.
The City of Kettering has established snow routes which prioritize snow operations to focus on primary routes and major thoroughfares, hills, curves, emergency vehicle access, bus routes and school access. Once completed, crews begin to work into other areas based on this priority system. In light snow events, not all streets may be treated. When … Continued
No. Yard Debris other than leaves will clog our equipment. Examples of unacceptable yard debris include: grass clippings, mulch, landscape bark, mud, sticks, limbs or stones. For more information on yard debris disposal, please visit our yard debris page.
Collected leaves should NOT be placed in the street. We ask residents to place leaves between the curb and sidewalk. If your neighborhood does not have sidewalks, we ask that leaves be placed as close to the edge of the roadway as possible, taking particular care not to impede traffic or block storm drainage. Please … Continued
Residents are encouraged to call the Leaf Pick-Up Information line at (937) 296-3255 or visit our daily updates page for a current status report.