City crews will take only yard waste that's in containers marked "yard waste" or bundles of branches that are no wider than 2 feet and no longer than 4 feet.
The branches must be tied together with string. Branches cannot be put in regular trash cans; the city won't take them. Any branches or trees that fall into the street are the city's responsibility; homeowners can pull them to the side, and the city will remove them.
Trees and branches on private property are the responsibility of the owner, who might need to call a tree-removal company to cut them up.
Residents should put tree debris out at the curb. Street crews will pick up limbs and branches less than 4 inches in diameter until Sept. 23.
Dublin is suspending normal chipping schedules so crews can sweep the city for debris through next week. The city can't chip anything more than 8 inches in diameter.
Place debris along the curb in bundles for free pickup and disposal. Debris will be picked up on the regular refuse-pickup day. Keep bundles to no more than 5 feet long.
Westerville Any limbs that can be moved to the public right of way along streets will be picked up. Keep debris out of the street. Cleanup will likely extend into next week.
Smaller branches and debris packed in bundles will be picked up as part of the city's yard-waste removal program. Larger limbs placed along streets will be removed, but it might take city crews until next week to get to them.
What to do with yard debris Monday, September 15, 2008 11:59 AM
By Mark Ferenchik, Spencer Hunt and Kathy Lynn Gray THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH