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Ridgewood Residents Not Following Debris Pickup Rules

Storm debris from Saturday piled up at curbs, against scheduled pickup times.

One might say it's fitting the village council is strongly considering mere days before a storm dropped large trees and branches throughout town.

Some residents have been leaving the branches and assorted debris at the curb, unbundled, without regard to pickup collections.

It seems this has prompted a message on the village website:

"All yard waste will be picked up on the normal schedule if the material meets the requirements of the ordinance," the village wrote. "Branches must be bundled and tied, not to exceed three feet in length, not more than two inches in diameter, and must be placed behind the curb, off the sidewalk. You may also place debris in a barrel, with the barrel not placed in the street."

The only exception to the ordinance states that branches falling from a village right of way can be left alone.

Here's the upcoming schedule:

Yard Waste collection will be in Area B on Tuesday, Area C on Thursday, Area D on Friday.

jp1 September 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM
What do people expect when there is no enforcement of any kind of zoning laws or any other laws in the village.
RdgwdGRock September 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
how about enforcement of the laws regarding using a cell phone while driving? blowing thru red lights? I see all kinds of flagrant traffic violations here in town all the time. enforce these laws and issue tickets. stop with this nonsence about some branches. this storm was not all that bad.
Concerned resident of wood September 11, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I'm sorry, but of course they're not going to enforce the law. It's ok for police to be on the cell phones will driving; its ok for police to turn on their lights so they can drive through red lights and quickly turn them back off again. Don't you get it? They don't care
jp1 September 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Does any one in the police dept. read this stuff and respond chief?
Boyd A. Loving September 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I agree; a better communication plan was called for. Reverse 911 telephone calls and/or e-mail/text messages to those who signed up for the Village's notification service. Additionally, if a branch falls from a tree located within the Village right of way, I disagree with the concept of just leaving it alone. If it is a traffic safety hazard, something should be done - either safely remove it from the roadway yourself, or call the non emergency police department number immediately to report it. Just don't sit back and wait for an accident to happen.

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