Kirtland Service Department crews offering brush pickups

Aug. 29—The City of Kirtland announced that Service Department crews will be offering brush pickups upon request, beginning later this week due to many residents have downed branches from last week's storm.

Email or follow the link at to request service, according to a news release. Those unable to email or use the service request link can call 440-256-1234 and leave a name and address.

Requirements for Brush Pick-up will be:

—Brush should be placed at the edge of the road and not in the drainage ditches

—Brush should not exceed 3 inches in diameter or a maximum of 4 feet in length

—Brush bundles should not exceed 30 pounds and should be set out in an organized manner

—Bundling with twine is preferred to promote efficiency and safety

—The entire brush pile should not exceed 10 feet in width.

—Unacceptable items include stumps, shrubs, leaves or ornamental grass.

Brush piles cannot be picked up if these requirements are not met, the release stated.

Meanwhile, fall brush pick-up will begin on Oct. 30 for Wards 1 and 4 and continue through Nov. 6-10 for Wards 2 and 3.