Village of Woodlawn Public Works

The following is the approved staff reduction plan in the Village of Woodlawn for the Public Works Department during the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020. 



This plan is in place to ensure the best potential for continued departmental operations with minimum disruption of the most essential operations and services provided to the community.  This is being proposed to minimize staff interaction and to protect portions of the department by having them off duty and therefore in reserve and away from possible exposure to coronavirus.  This will hopefully prevent the entire department from being exposed at once and therefore the potential of everyone being ill and unable to report to work. 

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, the Public Works Department will operate under a reduced staffing plan which will split the workforce in an attempt to limit possible exposure of the entire department at any one time. Only the essential duties of the department will be performed.  The hours of operation will shift to 12 hour days (6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.).

The following services rendered to the community will be temporarily suspended until future notice.

Non-Essential Operations Temporarily Suspended

Village-wide 2020 Spring Clean-up will be post-pone until future notice.

• Brush removal service – Notification via Code Red, Facebook, and website,

• All landscaping, including mulching, weeding, and weed spray applications

• All decorations

• Mowing of none priority ROW areas

• Street sweeping

• Urban forestry (outside of emergencies)

• Cleaning catch basins (outside of emergencies)

• Litter removal

• Street sign replacements (excluding regulator signs)

Thank you.







Yard Trimmings Drop-off Update


Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste

due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid and Waste services are asking all residences, that when possible to keep Yard Trimmings at home and wait until after the Stay at Home order from Governor Dewine has been lifted.

However, two of the three drop-off sites are now operating.

Click here for more details





Compost Bin Sale Coming to your Neighborhood!



Interested in starting backyard composting? Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District are hosting a pre-order only Compost Bin Sale! Residents can purchase compost bins and accessories at wholesale prices. 

Order your compost bin before June 18th by visiting:* 

You can pick up your bin on  June 27th, at the Fifth Third Bank parking lot (5050 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227), 

Don’t know how to compost? No problem. Check out our one-hour “Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting” webinars, happening now! Those who attend the one hour webinar will receive a $10 off coupon for a compost bin and a digital download of our “Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting” booklet. To register for a compost webinar, click here!

*If you plan to use a coupon, please wait to purchase your bin until after you receive the coupon. All items pre-ordered are guaranteed and must be picked up on June 27th at the sale. Purchases made the day of the sale are available while supplies last. 







Public Works


The Public Works Department provides integral services to our community every day. Our department’s mission is to maintain the Village’s thoroughfares so as to ensure the safe movement for both vehicular and pedestrian travel, and to oversee the efficient operation of the recycling program. Developing and offering a quality, and effective, efficient service to a vibrant, and active, attractive community. Provide a service that is aligned with the Municipal Managers' vision as well as supportive of the master plan.

Public Works Department Motto

“Service With Pride"


Woodlawn Public Works Department
130 Marion Road
Woodlawn, OH 45215 

Public Works Director: Anthony Brown

Public Works Director: Anthony Brown

(513) 703-4641


The Public Works Department provides the following services to Community:






Curbside Brush and Leaf pick-up is a free service offered to residents of the Village of Woodlawn.  Brush pick-up starts on April 1st, each calendar year, and leaf pick-up start on October 1st each calendar year.


Curbside Brush Removal

Village of Woodlawn public works will pick-up brush twice weekly.  The following policy pertains to how brush set out at the curbside should be placed for pick-up.

1. In order for public works crews to service all residences, a 15 minutes time limit will be enforced at each stop.
2. The brush should be placed parallel to the curb, bundle, tied, and no longer than 4 ft. in length and 2-3 inches in diameter max.
3. Twigs cannot be picked up; they are considered yard waste and must be disposed of with your regular trash collection.  Please keep the brush and limbs separate.
4. There is no leaf pick up during brush pick up.
5. A brush will not be picked up by public works if the above requirements are not met.
6. The maximum weight limit for brush pick up is 75 lbs per bundle. Tree bark exceeding the 75 lb. weight limit will not be picked up by the public works department. Residents must have contractors dump or take to the dump themselves.

No brush will be removed and disposed of by the Village of Woodlawn public works if a resident hires a contractual tree service.  Per the Village policy, contractors (whether they are bonded/non-bonded) are responsible for the disposal of trees, tree limbs, etc., cut down on the residential property.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

All residence should contact the Village Code Enforcer prior to hiring a contractor to remove any trees on their property to confirm if a permit is required. If a resident is found in violation of this policy they will be subject to being fined. This policy is an addition to the current (Property Maintenance Code). The brush will not be picked up if the above requirements are not adhered to.

Curbside Leaf Pick Up

Leaf pick up begins on October 1st each calendar year.  Leaf pick up ends on November 30th each calendar year.  Rumpke will pick up leaves provided they are in marked as yard waste in plastic bags, metal/plastic containers, brown waste bags.  If the containers are not marked properly, Rumpke will not remove the yard waste.
Curbside Leaf Pick Up

Public Works will not pick up leaves in plastic or paper bags, and waste containers.  Leaves should be piled at curbside, not in ditches.  Residence should be considerate of others; each stop should be no more than 15 minutes.

For further details and directions please refer to our services pg.


The Road Preservation Program

The pavement preservation program is a way for the Village of Woodlawn to extend the useful life of our roads at the lowest possible total cost. This is accomplished with routine maintenance at regular intervals instead of facing full depth replacement of the entire road.  Each repair option has different costs associated with them. All roads in the Village have been identified with one of the options below. The options are as follows:


  • Crack Repair and Sealing: This work entails sealing existing minor asphalt pavement and cracks and then sealing the pavement.
  • Cape Seal: This is a cost-effective pavement maintenance tool used to address fair to moderately cracked pavements, while providing a smooth, dense surface, having good skid resistance and long-lasting pavement service life.
  • Mill and Overlay: This work entails milling the existing surface course of pavement and replacing it with a brand new layer of surface course asphalt.
  • Full Depth Replacement: Entails excavation/removal of the existing road and/or curb and replacing these items.