Important City Service Update: Our annual leaf collection service was due to be complete last week, but has been extended through December 21 due to late leaf fall resulting in high volume and impact of ice storm debris. Thank you for your patience.
We are in our final round of leaf & ice storm debris collection and crews are currently working in District 6. We will then proceed in numerical order to Districts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 then Districts 1, 2 & 3. Districts 4 & 5 are done for the year, we will not be coming back through before spring.
If we complete collection in your district and you still need to dispose of leaves you may either place them in your Waste Management toter for collection on your normal pick up day or you can take leaves to our Yard Debris Center on Woodman Center Drive through December 22nd. Yard Debris Center hours are Monday through Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.
The City of Kettering Streets Division plans for winter storms months ahead, even when the weather is warm! Organization and careful use of resources ensure safe driving routes.
The City of Kettering has established (16) primary snow routes which provide a connected, continuous system, enabling traffic flow throughout the City. Primary routes include major thoroughfares, hills, curves, emergency vehicle access, bus routes and school access.
Our drivers clear an equivalent of 975 miles while plowing the City!
While snow continues to fall, operations will focus on the main roadways only. After 2” of accumulation, and cessation of snowfall, the side streets in the City will be addressed.
Tips for residents:
The safety of our citizens is a top priority, and we strive to provide safe and passable road surfaces during winter storm events.
• Stay informed about pending weather conditions.
• Allow extra travel time.
• Maintain a safe following distance and slower speeds.
• Avoid peak traffic hours.
• Do not attempt to pass snowplow trucks, which may be plowing in teams.
• Remove parked vehicles from street wherever possible.
• Snow plowed across driveways is unavoidable. When shoveling, you may consider placing the snow on the right side of your driveway (as you face the street) to lessen the amount of shoveling due to snow plow deposits.
• Carefully clear sidewalks as soon as practical.
• Remove any remaining snow from around mailbox for the mail carriers.
• Take breaks when shoveling to avoid exhaustion.