Trash Removal Ottawa
Trash is delayed one day the week of January 16th. Recycling is on a normal schedule.
The Ottawa Hills Service Department is led by Foreman Dave Tatkowski. The average tenure of the department is over 20 years. Many Service Department crew members are known by the residents by name. They go above and beyond to meet the needs of residents.
The Service Department performs a wide variety of jobs for the Village. Our employees collect both trash and recycling at the rear of the house each week. This style of trash pickup is unique in the area - it is easy for residents and it maintains the attractiveness of the community. The department has responsibility for road and storm sewer maintenance, island and flood plain upkeep, and the street light system. The Village has the best snow and ice removal program in the area due to the hard work of this crew. (Sorry kids, the schools rarely close.) Curb pickup of leaves in the fall and collection of limbs due to storm damage is also handled by the Service Department.
We are here to provide services to our residents. If your trash is missed, if you need a special pickup, if your street light is out, or you have any other concerns, please contact the Village offices at 419.536.1111.
KEEP TOLEDO/LUCAS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL has a list of resources for disposal/recycling of hazardous materials and other items. You can also call them at 419-213-2255.
On Wednesdays the Service Dept. will pick up large cardboard boxes at your home. These boxes do not need to be broken down. This service is particularly helpful when new residents move in, but is available to all residents year round. To schedule a Box Pickup, call 419.536.1111
Paint & Hazardous Materials
We are prohibited from picking up paint, gas, oil or household hazardous waste products. This includes certain swimming pool chemicals, as well as toxic cleaning products like muratic acid. Note that Latex Paint can be dried out and disposed of in the regular trash - you can use kitty litter to help dry out the paint, pour it out on newspapers to dry, or just leave the lid off if there is not a lot of paint in the can. If you want to dispose of any of the hazardous products, please click on the link above for Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful for information on proper ecologically-sound disposal procedures.