With a phone call to the city of Dayton, the owners of Coco’s Bistro got a team of public employees to haul off roughly 16 dump trucks full of brush, trash and construction materials from their property at no charge, a Dayton Daily News investigation found.
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Dayton’s bulk pickup/cleanup policy
Individuals can schedule a bulk pickup, and neighborhood groups can schedule neighborhood cleanups by calling (937) 333-4800. A few guidelines apply, including:
- The city picks up bulk waste on Fridays once a month in each neighborhood.
- Metal items must be separated from other bulk items and refrigerator doors must be removed.
- The city cannot pick up concrete, rocks, brick blocks, sand, gravel or hazardous waste.
- Loose and small items must be securely bundled.
- Yard waste must be tied into bundles not larger than 4 feet long and 18 inches in diameter.
- The city cannot pick up grass clippings.
- Bundles are limited to 25 pounds each.
Source: City of Dayton