WELCOME TO THE 6th WARD
We are pleased to have you as part of our city.
We hope this flyer will provide you with an understanding of the services
offered to our residential neighborhoods.
This flyer is an attempt to inform you of the
problems most frequently generating complaints by neighborhood residents. Most
of our citizens find that once aware of these problems they can take corrective
action and live in harmony with their neighbors.
Household Garbage & Trash - City
Ordinance: Section 521.165
Chillicothe is fortunate to have curbside/alley
pickup of household garbage. Garbage cans and trash bags tend to c1utter the
right of way and are not aesthetical1y pleasing. Because of this, the time
trash bags and cans may be left out is regulated.
Containers and bags may be placed along the
street or alley (depending where you live) no more than 24 hours before
scheduled pickup and by 6:00am the morning of pickup. Trash pickup is done
Monday through Friday 52 weeks a year including
waste will not be picked up.
Large Item Pickup
Every spring Chillicothe provides a large item
pickup service. Acceptable items are placed at the curb the weekend before your
designated pickup week. Certain items such as tires, refrigerators, washers,
dryers, hot water tanks, batteries and hazardous waste will NOT be picked up. Call
the Service Dept at 773-2700 for the current list of unacceptable items.
Tree branches, grass clippings and other yard
waste will not be picked up by the city trash crew. These items can be taken to
the yard waste drop off site at the end of Renick Ave. (off East Main St.) just
before the waste treatment plant between the hours of 6:30am – 8:30pm 7 days a
Chillicothe provides leaf collection during the
fall. At this time residents are encouraged to bag their leaves and take them
to the yard waste drop off site on Renick Ave. or place the bags at the curb,
even if your trash pickup is in the alley. On certain times during the week,
city crews will vacuum leaves raked into the street along the curb.
For more information about when your trash will
be picked up, if you place trash in the alley or at the curb, large item pickup
schedule and the leaf vacuum schedule call the Service Dept. at 773-2700.
is voluntary within the city limits. However, paper and magazines may be placed
in any green and yellow recycling container located at various locations
the white bins are for #1 & #2 plastics, glass, aluminum, metal cans &
These bins are also located throughout the city.
For the location closest to you and more information, call the Service
Department at 773-2700.
Yard Maintenance - City
Ordinance: Section 1709.02(d),
The city is concerned with the aesthetic quality
of our neighborhoods. In an effort to maintain the appearance of our
neighborhoods, yards must be maintained to avoid unsightly weeds or high grass.
Grass or weeds over 12" high is a violation.
Shrubs and trees must be trimmed to eliminate
sight distance problems on comer properties.
Outdoor storage of materials such as appliances,
indoor furniture, building materials loose bottles and boxes are prohibited by
Violation of this ordinance may result in the
property owner or tenant being issued a notice of violation or a citation by
our Nuisance Officer. To register a complaint call the Service Dept. at
Tree Trimming/Removal- City
Ordinance: Chapter 907
The City of Chillicothe is very protective of our
trees and realizes the benefit to citizens of having a tree care program.
Tree care along the city right of way is the
property owner's responsibility. Before any tree work can be done, an
inspection of the tree must be done by the Chillicothe Tree Commission and if
approved a permit to perform the work will be issued.
Only tree companies registered with the city may
perform work on city right of way. Call the Parks & Rec. Dept. at 772-5626
to get a permit and a list of registered trimmers.
Abandoned or Junk Vehicles - City
Ordinance: Section 1709.02(1)
or non-operational vehicles are defined by the city ordinance as vehicles that
are inoperative or unlicensed and shall not be parked, kept or stored on any
vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major
disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.
Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to
undergo major overhaul, including body work, provided that such work is
performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area.
Parking on City Streets - City
Ordinance: Section 351.13
Due to 1imited on street parking space within
certain neighborhoods, residents are encouraged to use their available off
street parking. To address this issue no vehicle is allowed to be left standing
or abandoned on any street or alley for a continuous period longer than 48
If you have further questions, please call me at 772-2254
Pat Patrick – 6th Ward Council Representative