Columbus gets ready for yard waste cleanup

The Columbus Department of Public Works is getting ready to help you clean up your yard. The annual “Spring Sweep” will start March 26h and run through April 13th.

You can rake loose leaves, grass, pine needles and similar items to the curb where the leaf vacs will sweep it up. You should have any yard debris at the curb on the same day as your normal trash collection.

Starting on April 16th, the city will be restarting its yard waste Toter pickups. Those are collected on the same day as your normal trash and can contain grass, leaves, flowers and garden debris. However, nothing woody should to in the yard waste Toters. You can put an armful of that material in your trash Toter for pickup.

Toters should be out curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of your trash pickup.

If you have large piles of brush to be collected, or you have any questions, you can call 812-376-2509.