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2015 Neighborhood Brush Cleanup Weekend

2015 Neighborhood Brush Cleanup Weekend

When:  Saturday/Sunday April 4/5 2015.

What: Free pick up of brush and limbs.

Who: All property owners and residents of Blue Ridge who are current on their Blue Ridge dues are welcome and encouraged to participate.

How: On Sat/Sun 4/4-5 stack the material in piles by the street (NOT in it, pls). The collection will actually occur on Monday and Tuesday of the following week, but it must be in place by Sunday afternoon so we can check and verify the amounts. We need to impose limitations on volume in order to stay within budget. 

If you want to use some of the chips that are created in this process, contact us.  We can have the contractor dump a load on your property.  This will help save some resources by keeping some volume in the neighborhood.

Limits: 1 pickup-size load. This is a pile about 4ftx4ftx8ft or the amount a crew can pick up in 20mins or so. Please do not cut into small pieces to reduce volume, this takes longer to load or chip. Cut only into a managable size to be able to get to curb. Individual limbs should be less that 6inch in diameter. No logs.  If you have more than this limit, contact us we may be able to arrange some extra volume for a reasonable price.   And, be sure it is only organic material (limbs, brush).

We will verify the size limits, count and tag the piles before dark on sunday. Please do not add anything after that as it will not get picked up.  The pickup will take place the following Monday-Tuesday.

Why:  The Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) is sponsoring this collection of plant debris to help neighbors out with the discount of volume.   In addition, it is to help folks achieve  compliance with Bloomington’s Municipal Code Title 12, Chapter 12.24.040 (2) , that requires property owners to keep brush trimmed from sidewalks and streets.

Help: If you need assistance with moving plant debris to curb or conversely would be willing to assist our elderly or disabled neighbors, and/or help with the management of this effort, please contact us.

Questions? Call/email Rex Tayloe at 337-9525/, call Don Granbois at 332-5781,  or email the BRNA board (

Watch for additional details near the cleanup day.

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