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Refuse and Storm Water

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Refuse and Storm Water
4095 Center Road
Brunswick Ohio 44212

330-558-6825

Refuse pick-up is one of two utilities that the City oversees. The other is storm water management.

The City contracts with a private hauler to provide refuse pick-up services for our residents (only) through a competitive bidding process approximately every five years. Business refuse pick-up services are the responsibility of each business. Refuse pick-up and billing is governed by Chapter 1060 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances.

Required service

In an effort to maintain a clean and sanitary City, this utility is not an optional service. Refuse collection and billing effects every residential household in the City regardless of whether or not refuse is picked up every week. Some exceptions apply so please contact the Refuse Department for more information.

Refuse collection schedule

To learn when refuse collection occurs on your street (and the holidays on which refuse is not collected), click on the Refuse pickup schedule and holidays link in the department menu.

Residential rates and billing

Brunswick Residents are billed quarterly (in advance) for refuse pick-up. Payments for this service can be made at Brunswick City Hall, or placed in the dropbox in the parking lot of City Hall. The amount of the invoice is determined as follows:

1060.03(a)(1) Residences. There shall be a monthly charge to each householder for the weekly collection, transportation and disposal of residential solid waste and yard waste. The monthly charge shall include each resident’s pro rata share of the contract hauler’s current charge to the City under the contract and a service charge for billing, collecting and managing the monthly charge. The monthly charge shall be billed quarterly in advance. A penalty of eighteen percent (18%) shall be charged on all accounts delinquent in excess of ten days after the expiration of the billing period. (Ord. 44-93. Passed 5-24-93.)

Billing date (approximate)Billing due dateService period
Mid-JanuaryMarch 30January-March
Mid-AprilJune 30April-June
Mid-JulySeptember 30July-September
Mid-OctoberDecember 31October-December

The current refuse amount: $49.23/quarter ($16.41/month for 3 months).

Waste receptacles

Please use non-disposable metal or plastic containers with a maximum capacity of 35 gallons (not to exceed 60 pounds). Please make sure that any plastic bags do not exceed 35 pounds.

Time requirements

Refuse should be on your curbside no later than 7:00 am on your scheduled pick-up day and:

  • from April 1st through October 31st, refuse should be placed at the curbside no earlier than 6:00 pm the day before your scheduled pick-up day.
  • from November 1st through March 31st refuse should be placed at the curbside no earlier than 4:00 pm the day before your scheduled pick-up day.

Appliances

Household appliances, air conditioners and water heaters will be picked up on your scheduled collection day provided that certain conditions are met. Appliances containing CFC’s (Freon) must be tagged by a licensed CFC recovery contractor verifying that the Freon has been removed prior to collection. The OEPA regulates and prohibits the disposal of Freon-bearing appliances from all solid waste disposal facilities. Further, please make sure that all appliances are safe to keep by the curbside.

Yard waste

Yard waste will be picked up on your scheduled pick-up day. Tree or hedge trimmings and other brush will be collected provided that those items are tied in bundles four (4) feet in length, eighteen (18) inches in diameter and weighing no more than 35 pounds.

Do:

  • Rinse all glass and plastic
  • Keep newspapers/magazines dry and bundled up (or tied up)
  • Keep refuse contained until pickup (especially on windy days)
  • Follow the Brunswick Codified Ordinances with regard to refuse pickup

Don’t:

  • Sod, dirt, or rocks
  • Motor oil (see the county’s recycling schedule)
  • Large engine parts
  • Building materials
  • Explosives/flammable items

Brunswick City Council adopted an ordinance establishing Chapter 1050 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances. This chapter created a Storm Water Management Utility (the Utility) and established equitable rates and charges and an administrative structure to provide for funding the Utility’s programs.

The Storm Water Management Utility service fee is necessary to pay the costs of the Utility’s programs for the operations, maintenance, repair and replacement of the capital facilities of the City’s storm water drainage system, for the planning, design, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement and extension of capital facilities of that system, to provide for the payment of debt service on obligations incurred and anticipated to be incurred for capital facilities of that system and to maintain adequate fund reserves to provide for reasonable expected variations in the collection of service fees, in the cost of providing services, and in the demand for services.

Effective January 1, 2012, each lot of parcel of real property within the City corporate limits shall be charged an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) pursuant to Chapter 1050 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances.

FAQ

View our responses to frequently asked questions here.

Billing

Brunswick property owners are billed quarterly (in advance) for storm water fees. Payments for this service can be made at Brunswick City Hall, or placed in the drop box in the parking lot of City Hall.

Billing date (approximate)Billing due dateService period
Mid-JanuaryMarch 30January-March
Mid-AprilJune 30April-June
Mid-JulySeptember 30July-September
Mid-OctoberDecember 31October-December

The average stormwater amount: $14.85/quarter ($4.95/month for 3 months).

Billing and collection problems

 

If you have billing problems or questions,
call 330-558-6825 or e-mail refuse billing.

If you have a collection-related problem or questions,
call Republic Waste at 800-433-1309 or e-mail refuse collection.

For unresolved collection issues,
contact the Service Director at 330-558-6804.

Interested in electronic bill payment?