Columbus asks for patience

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Brush and leaf pick-up being worked on following storms

COLUMBUS — The town of Columbus is asking residents to be patient on brush and leaf pick-up following the snow, ice and wind damage over the last couple of months.

The town says its public works crew is working daily to get all debris left for pick-up, but also have water and sewer system priorities that are taking precedence.

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“Be assured that inside town residents will have their brush and leaves picked up,” said notice from Columbus Monday. “There is no set schedule, but the crew is working diligently to make the rounds throughout town.”

The town is asking residents not to call town hall with requests for pick up at this time. The town asked that residents have their brush and leaves compliant with the town’s policy. The estimated completion for all brush and leave removal is mid-February.

Columbus’ leaf and brush policy includes that all grass clippings and yard debris be placed in bags or water resistant container that can be loaded by one person; that large limbs be cut so that one person can load them; leaves be placed in bags; no brush will be picked up by the town where cutting was done by contractor or hauled in from other locations and that clearing of lots or other large areas require advance arrangements to be picked up.

The full policy can be found on the town’s website at