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Leaf TruckPlease feel free to contact the Street Division if you see something you think should be looked at or repaired, e.g. flooding, road repairs, traffic problems, fallen trees, etc.

The Street Division is responsible for the general maintenance of all the city streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and right-of-ways which includes mowing of property.

The Street Division has a state-of-the-art video camera which is used to visually inspect all sanitary and storm sewers for trouble areas and cave-ins. This equipment has greatly enhanced our ability to maintain our many miles of sewers.

During the fall the Street Division offers Curb Side Leaf pickup which usually begins randomly the 2nd or 3rd week in October and runs into the 1st or 2nd week of December, weather permitting.   When the schedule ends, leaves must be bagged (40# limit) and set out for Waste Management to pickup on regular pickup day. 

salthouseThe Street Division built a road salt storage facility in the Fall of 1997. This dome more than tripled the Division's storage capacity, holding more than 1300 tons. It protects the surrounding areas from all the salt runoff.

If you see something you think should be looked at or repaired, you can reach us at (419)698-7016, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm.

If you wish too close a street for a block party, you need permission from the Director of Public Service.  To request permission to have a Block Party please contact the Street Department.

 

 

Solid Waste Collection

Schedule

Refuse Pickup

Our contract with Waste Management states that the maximum gallon can for pick-up is a 35 gallon can. Waste Management will not pick up garbage that is in cans over 35 gallons. If the garbage is bagged, you may set the bags out at the curb, or put in the acceptable 35-gallon cans. To deter animals you may spray the bags with ammonia.

Garbage must be place at the curb or along the pavement (within 6 feet of the edge of the pavement), unless otherwise required, on the collection day and no earlier than 8 p.m. on the night before and by 7 a.m. on garbage collection day. Weight limit: Bag - 40 pounds; can - 60 pounds. Carpeting must be cut in 4' lengths, rolled and tied. Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves) may be bagged, but cannot exceed the 40 pound limit. Tree branches must be in 4' x 2' bundles and securely tied.

Large items (such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc.) will be collected on the same day as your rubbish. Place at the curb with your rubbish before 7 a.m. or the night before. No telephone call is needed for large item collection with the exception of any item with freon (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner and dehumidifier). There is no need to empty the freon, however, items with freon are picked up only on the first Wednesday of each month and you must contact the Street Department at least 24 hours in advance at 419-698-7016 to schedule.

If a resident requires extra services that are not contracted by the city, they may call Waste Management to arrange for special service at the above number or they may look into the phone book's Yellow Pages under "Rubbish & Garbage Removal." Carry-out/Carry-back services are available for disabled residents. They may leave up to 4 containers/bags to be picked up. Call the Streets Department for information.

The City contractor will collect all perishable waste, including:
  • vegetable and fruit waste
  • animal manure (securely wrapped or bagged)
  • household wastes including ashes, metals, glass, paper, clothing
  • non-corrugated boxes (tied & bundled 3'x3')
  • old appliances
  • water heaters
  • furniture and mattresses
  • carpeting (bundled in lengths of 4 feet by 2' and weigh no more than 40 pounds)
  • clean empty paint cans with lids removed
The contractor will not collect:
  • lumber, building and remodeling materials, construction materials, roofing materials
  • tires, automobile parts
  • stones, rocks or dirt
  • steel or iron
  • motor oil
  • pesticide containers
  • paint, paint thinner or other paint products
  • tree stumps
  • dead animals

Recycling

The City of Oregon operates a curbside recycling program in conjunction with garbage collection. Recycling occurs every other week and all recyclables should be placed only in the City of Oregon 64-gallon rolling container provided to each residence.  To ensure pick-up please have your container at the curb or along the pavement (within 6 feet of the edge of the pavement) before 7:00 a.m. the day of your collections or no earlier than 8:00 p.m. the night before collection day. There is no limit on the amount of recyclables that you may put out each week. An additional 64-gallon recycling cart is available from the City of Oregon for $45.00 for use by residents.  Call the Water Billing Department at (419) 698-7039 or order in person at 5330 Seaman Road in the Water Billing Department. A list of recyclable materials and a complete set of rules and regulations (Solid Waste Collection Rules and Regulations booklet) are also available in the Water Department. Please place your cart at the curbside with your trash.  If you decide you do not want the 64-gallon cart, please contact the Division of Streets at (419) 698-7016 and we will arrange for your cart to be picked up.The City is divided into two zones for pick up.  Zone A includes all residents east of Coy Road, including east side of Coy Road.  Zone B includes all residents west of Coy Road, including the west side of Coy Road.

The following materials are the only items that will be accepted in our curbside recycling program:

Plastics

  • #1-6 soft plastic bottles or jars and other plastic containers such as:
    • Soda bottles
    • Salad dressing bottles
    • Milk/water jugs
    • Laundry/cleaning products containers; shampoo bottles

Glass (All Colors)

  • Juice, pop & soda bottles
  • Water bottles 
  • Beer & wine bottles
  • Food jars

Metal

  • Tin food cans
  • Aluminum & steel beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and pie pans
  • Aerosol spray cans

Paper (Newspaper, Junk Mail & Magazines

  • All newspapers, including color and glossy inserts and magazines
  • Corrugated cardboard , shoe and food boxes (cereal, etc.)-please remove liners in boxes
  • Drink boxes, milk & juice cartons
  • Junk mail or other paper

Solid Waste Management

In addition to the curbside collection service offered by the City of Oregon, there are expanded recycling opportunities available to Residents of Lucas County. More information is available online at Lucas County Recycling or by contacting them at (419) 213-2230.

The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District offers recycling and collection of specialty, household hazardous, tire, and electronic waste for Lucas County Residents.

There is a Recycling Facility at the Pearson Park Ranger station off Starr Avenue. They will take all paper, including phone books, cans, plastics, glass, metal and cardboard.

Snow Removal Policy

Monitoring Roads for Snow and Ice Control

The City of Oregon  Street Division monitors, evaluates and maintains all public roadways before, during and after a winter snow event.  During regular business hours, the Street Superintendent and/or Crew Leaders will determine when the roadways present the need for snow and ice prevention, control or removal.  After regular business hours, the Police Department Road Sergeants will then determine when the conditions warrant notification to the Superintendent of Streets or the Crew Leader on call to assign snow crews as necessary.

Snow Plow Assignments and Priority Roads

The City of Oregon is divided into six sectors with a snow plow assigned to each sector.  Priorities are given to main roads (typically roads with posted speeds of 35 M.P.H. or greater), intersections, school zones and roads with hills and curves.  The main roads are cleared first followed by secondary roads.  Secondary roads are moderately traveled roads that connect multiple subdivisions or residential areas.  Subdivisions and residential streets are maintained after all main and secondary roads have been determined to be safe and passable.

The main roads that are designated as priorities are:  Navarre Ave. (State Rt. 2), Starr Ave., Seaman Rd., Corduroy Rd., Cedar Point Rd., Otter Creek/Bay Shore Rds., Millard Ave. overpass to the Toledo City Limits, Woodville Rd., Brown Rd., Pickle Rd., Wheeling St., Coy Rd., Lallendorf Rd., Wynn Rd., Stadium Rd., Norden Rd. and Bury Rd.  Furthermore, when the need arises, Oregon Police and Fire personnel work with snow removal crews to clear areas where emergency personnel are needed.

Extended Snow Events

When experiencing extended snow events, it is necessary for the snow plow operators to repeatedly make passes on the main roads to keep traffic flowing safely.  The number of passes may increase due to drifting snow from high winds and/or dry snow.  The drifting snow is more common on the main roads in the rural areas of the City.  Thus, delays in plowing and/or salting of neighborhood streets are likely.  Residents are urged to be patient during these types of events as all areas will be addressed as soon as possible.

Parking during Snow Events

During snow events, residents are encouraged to use off street parking.  By parking off the streets, snow plow crews are able to more efficiently clear the streets of snow and ice.  During major snowstorms, snow emergencies can be put into effect by the Mayor or the Lucas County Sheriff.  At that time all vehicles are required to be removed from the streets to enable crews to clear roadways safely and efficiently.  Vehicles that are not moved during snow emergencies are subject to towing.

Guidelines When Clearing Sidewalks and Driveways

Snowplow crews first open the center of secondary and residential streets and then return to push snow to the curb (curb to curb removal).  Residents are encouraged to wait until snow crews have completed their final round of removal before removing snow from their driveways and sidewalks next to the streets.  Most of the feedback that we receive from residents is from those that spend a good deal of time clearing their driveways and sidewalks only to have the snow pushed back into those driveways and sidewalks when the snowplow operators make their final pass.  We have all dealt with the frustration of having a plow push snow back over a shoveled driveway, but there is simply no practical system for plowing streets that can prevent such occurrences.

Residents are required by Oregon Municipal Code section 909.25 to clear their sidewalks within twenty-four (24) hours of its accumulation.  Snow, ice, dirt and other debris shall not be placed in the street, gutter or sidewalk.

After snowplow crews have cleared the street, residents are NOT to push, plow, blow or shovel snow or ice from their driveways into the street.  Keep in mind that passing motorists will be driving over any snow placed back into the street and possibly creating a dangerous condition.  Please be advised that when temperatures drop, that snow forms slippery patches that can result in driving hazards.  

Snow Plowing in Cul-De-Sacs

Several residential subdivisions within the City of Oregon have cul-de-sacs.  Our snowplow operators make every effort to clear snow in the cul-de-sac as they would any other roadway.  However, cul-de-sacs do present removal challenges.   Furthermore, due to the scientific principle of centrifugal force, the snow plow cannot throw snow to the center of the cul-de-sac.  Again, residents should not plow or shovel their driveways into the street.

Snow Plow Safety on the Road

The snowplow operator’s vision is often reduced by blowing snow coming off the plow blade.  Do not assume the snowplow operators can see you approaching.  When following a snowplow, if you cannot see the side mirrors on the truck, the driver cannot see you.

Remember, snowplows must maintain a certain speed for the plows to be effective.

For your safety and the safety of our snowplow operators, give them plenty of room to make wide turns, keep a safe distance (100 feet) and do not pass the plows.

City crews can do a more efficient job when residents travel only when necessary and use off street parking whenever possible.

Also, be advised that snowplows sometimes need to back up to properly clear snow from a street.  Please stay back at least 100 feet or more from the rear of the plow truck.

Safety of Children

Caution your children not to play in snow piles or drifts near the street and to always stay clear of the snowplows.

Safety of Refuse and Recycle Crews

On refuse and recycle collection days, place your refuse and recycle containers in your driveways as normal, but do not place on top of snow piles along the edge of the street.  

Mailboxes

Prior to winter weather, inspect and/or repair your mailbox so it is sturdy enough to withstand snow, ice and slush etc. that is thrown from the snowplows.  When notified by residents, the city does repair mailboxes that have been damaged by the snowplows.  

Snow Emergency Levels (as determined by the Lucas County Sheriff’s office)

Level 1

•For all roads and streets in Lucas County, including state, county and township roads, and all city streets
•Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting sno
•Roads are icy
•Caution should be used when driving

Level 2

•For all roads and streets in Lucas County, including state, county and township roads, and all city streets
•Roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing and drifting snow
•Only those persons who feel it is necessary to drive, should be out on the roadways
•Your employer should be contacted to see if you should report to work

Level 3

•For all roads and streets in Lucas County, including state, county and township roads, and all city streets
•All roadways are closed to non-emergency traffic•Employees should contact their employers to see if they should report to work
•An employer may request that all essential employees report to work
•All other travel is subject to arrest

This means that no person except operators of public safety vehicles on duty or otherwise responding to an emergency; and essential news media personnel, including reporters, support, and production employees; health care and other emergency personnel; and essential employees of critical infrastructure facilities, may drive on roads and streets in Lucas County.  All others traveling on roadways might be subject to arrest.  All public safety employees must report to work as scheduled.

Contact us

If you should have questions regarding this Snow Removal Policy, please contact the Street Division of the Public Service Department at (419) 698-7016 for more information.