City of Toledo Forestry crews worked late into the evening Thursday to clear roadways and driveways blocked by trees and limbs felled by the high winds that accompanied severe thunderstorms. The crews will return to collect the storm debris through the weekend, but will take only those pieces that fell in the public rights-of-way.
Collection of private storm debris:
Private storm debris will not be collected by city crews, but residents should instead utilize their free quarterly bulky pick-up or take debris to the Hoffman Road Landfill on Saturday, July 7 during the free dump day. Toledo refuse and recycling customers may schedule a bulky pick-up by contacting Republic Services, the city’s waste collection provider, 48-hours in advance of their regularly scheduled collection day at 419-936-2511.
The city previously announced free dump days at the Hoffman Road Landfill. The landfill will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th. City of Toledo residents may drop off allowable bulky waste that adheres to the refuse rules. Proof of residency must be provided in the form of a current utility bill and valid photo identification. For more information about allowable bulky waste visit the Solid Waste/Bulky pick-up page
Traffic signals and power outages:
In addition to the downed trees and limbs, many parts of the city still lack electric power as the utility provider continues to work to restore power lines and transformers impacted by the storm. As a result, many traffic signals were left inoperable. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution and treat all intersections without functioning traffic signals as a four-way stop. Most reports of affected intersections lie north of Nebraska Avenue between Reynolds Road and Holland-Sylvania Avenue.
City of Toledo residents may report downed trees or limbs blocking the public right of way by contacting Call City Hall at 419-936-2020. The line is staffed 24-hours a day. Residents wishing to schedule a bulky pick-up should contact Republic Services 48-hours in advance of their regularly scheduled collection at 419-936-2511. Reports of power outages or fallen power lines should be made to Toledo Edison at 1-888-544-4877.