Reprint from the April 2017 Villager
Apr 2, 2017
From the Code Enforcement Officer
Your Village Council updated the trash collection zoning code on Mar 13, with the passage of Ordinance 6-2017. Important provisions are:
- Do not put out trash or yard waste before noon the day before collection.
- Retrieve your trash cans by 8 a.m. the day after collection.
- Store trash cans and trash out of view from the street.
Currently, Minerva Park’s trash day is Monday, so that means noon on Sunday to 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
For sanitation purposes (especially marauding animals) and for pride of ownership and property values in our neighborhood, store your trash containers in your garage, behind your home, or otherwise concealed from street view, either by landscaping or a short section of fencing beside your home, not closer than 2’ behind the front of your house.
This ordinance addresses the ugliest component of the Minerva Park visual landscape, so I encourage you to contact me with any questions or how we can advise about coming into compliance.
Minerva Park has designated Local Waste to provide trash and recycling services as the residents' vendor of choice, with collection on most Mondays. Here are some guidelines.
- Have your trash and recycling out by 7:30 a.m. on Mondays (except for the holiday exceptions). Pick up your empty containers that afternoon or evening.
- Large rolling trash and recycling containers are available for a rental fee. Contact the vendor to make arrangements.
- Extra recycling bins are available at the Community Building at no additional cost.
When these holidays fall on a Monday, trash will be collected on the following Tuesday:
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- New Years Day
- glass (food & beverage containers)
- steel or tin cans, including aerosol cans
- aluminum cans
- paper products, including newspapers, 3rd-class mail, inserts, magazines, brown paper bags
- plastic bottles #1-#7, with lids and/or caps
- white or yellow pages phone books
- aseptic cartons, such as those used for milk, broth, juice, soup, etc.
Items not Acceptable for Recycling
- plastic bags
- yard waste
- non-bottle plastic items, such as butter and yogurt tubs, product packaging, etc.
- cardboard with food and/or grease stains (i.e., pizza boxes)
- window glass or drinking glasses
Items not Acceptable for Collection
Local Waste cannot collect hazardous items, including batteries, tires, or toxic, corrosive, or combustible materials. For help with disposing of hazardous materials, contact the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) at 614-294-1300.
Waste generated from yard work, gardening, and landscaping is acceptable if properly contained. Please place yard waste in paper bags sold for this purpose OR in a dedicated rigid container clearly marked “Yard Waste Only.”
- Each bag, bundle, or container should weigh less than 50 pounds.
- Branches should be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length.
- Please do not use plastic bags for yard waste.
- Plastic pots/bags, rocks, food waste, and dirt are not accepted as yard waste.
Please contact Local Waste in advance before setting out large, bulky items such as carpet, furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. Each household may place out one bulky item per week at no additional charge.