The Batavia Township residents are being offered a brush removal
program from the highway department. The Brush program Starts April
11th, 2016 and ends approx. October 11th, 2016. During this
time period our crew members will run the program once a week,
usually every Monday. The brush program is designed for incidental
brush (limb or branch breaks) and/or storm damage. With the limited
time and manpower our crew has it's very hard for us to keep up
with the brush removal so we ask that you please keep the piles to
a minimum. The first picture on this page shows a pile of brush
that would be rejected. The second shows how we ask you to stack
We don't provide brush pick-up to homeowners who hire their
brush and/or tree trimming out to someone. This program is strictly
for the homewoner who does their own trimming. If you hire someone
or a landscaping company they are responsible for hauling your
brush away. This also applies to limbs and logs from tree(s) which
may have fallen or been taken down.
The Batavia Township has recently changed its rules
and guidelines for the brush program. Due to a large increase in
residents using the program and the amounts of brush residents set
out every week, we've had to come up with a better way to keep up
with the demand. The Township will still pick up brush every week
from our set dates listed above. The brush program has the
following guidelines to follow.
-All the brush has to be bundled with string or twine,
no larger than an arms bundle.
-Roots must be washed to prevent stones and dirt from
going through the chipper.
-No poison ivy or poison oak. If either of these plants
is found in a brush pile, the pile will not be picked
-Pile cannot have wood (not from brush or tree trimming)
that may contain metal or nails. Ex: fence posts,
railroad ties, boards, plywood or particleboard. These items will
not be picked up.
-Bundles cannot exceed the length of 6 feet long and
each bundle can weigh no more than 50 pounds.
-No sticks or branches
more than 6 inches in diameter.
-Pile must not contain yard waste (flowers, weeds,
grass, small sticks under 1 foot in length, evergreen clippings
etc.) that can be put in yard waste bags for you garbage collector
to pick up.
Please follow these simple guidelines so your brush pile
will be picked up. The Batavia Township Highway Department
appreciates your patience and cooperation. If you have any
questions please feel free to call us anytime at
Please keep in mind that there are only two members of our road
crew and injury can occur if a brush pile is not stacked and
bundled correctly. If injur occurs, the brush program will be
suspended until further notice. Please follow these guidelines to
prevent injuries and there should be no issues regarding brush
For 2-3 weeks after New Years, we'll pick up Christmas trees
discarded by the township residents.