Large Brush Collection Week

5 Feb

Last week was Large Bulk Trash Pick-up week in Milwood. This was an exciting event as everyone put their treasured garage-crap out on the curb for all to see. HilStreet covered it in extensive detail, with due awards. Among Jon and my contributions were six, 80-pound bags of cement from our curb…that cement was not only heavy, but it had already gotten wet. We hope whoever picked it up before Waste Management could has a good use for the 80-pound cement rectangular blocks now in their possession!

This week is Large Brush Trash Pick-up Week. Its title lets us all know that this week is much less exciting than last, as the guidelines are much more strict. If you forgot to put out your old wheelbarrow or nasty, smelly fridge, now is not the time. Restrictions are as follows:

  • Branches over 3 inches in diameter and up to 15 feet long are collected during specially-scheduled large brush collections.
  • Large brush must be at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of the scheduled collection week(s).
  • Large brush should be stacked, unbound, in one row along the curb with the cut ends facing the street. The row should be no more than 15 feet long and four feet high. Anything beyond this amount will not be collected unless you have made prior arrangements to pay additional fees.

Now for the awards:

1. Most long-awaited Large Brush for collection: You held on to your Christmas tree for this long? We all have a lesson to learn from you on keeping the needles on a tree. (note: Christmas tree is hard to see as dead tree blends into dead grass)


2. Most Haphazard Large Brush for collection: This one is tricky…your fence fell conveniently to the curb for pickup. Does it qualify? It hits all of the measurement requirements, and was once a tree. I think you’re in!


so there’s that.


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