The primary function of the Road Maintenance Department is routine road care, including maintenance and repair township roads and snow removal.
Road maintenance will also pick up residential brush.
Most residents know the employees of the Road Maintenance Department as the individuals who brave the weather to remove ice and snow off neighborhood roads and streets. Streets are cleared on a priority basis and our drivers have a reputation for their fast and efficient service.
The Township’s Street Paving and Repair Program strives for quality management of all township streets through a rating system using detailed statistical analysis. Seasonal time restraints, budget and workload determine the number of streets to be completed annually.
There is NO Commercial brush/mulch/tree/limb drop off allowed at the Township facilities. Township facilities are monitored by cameras.
If you have a commercial tree service company do any work on your property the Township cannot pick up the brush/mulch/tree/limbs.
We are a small department that cannot keep up with commercial tree companies.
Call 964-1665 or 964-1661 with any questions.
The German Township Maintenance Department provides, as a courtesy to all German Township Residents, removal of residential trimming of brush or shrubs. This does not include the clearing of residential lots of trees, or for business use.
We recommend if you hire a tree service to cut down or trim your trees on your lot, that you have the tree service remove your brush. There is NO Commercial brush/mulch/tree/limb drop off allowed at the Township facilities. If you have a commercial tree service company do any work on your property the Township cannot pick up the brush/mulch/tree/limbs.
Guidelines for brush pick up are as follows:
No larger than 4 inch diameter (our chipper does not allow for larger branches)
No logs, stumps, or root systems
Place brush along road right-of-way
Cut edges toward the road in neat piles (this allows quick, safe clearing of the brush)
Call the Township Maintenance Garage at 964-1665 to leave your address for brush pickup
The Maintenance Department will pick up your brush when they are in your neighborhood. German Township does not provide old Christmas tree or leaf pickup. Please do not rake leaves or grass clippings into ditches or culverts, as this will block the flow of water. If you have any questions please feel free to call Township Office, 964-1661, or the Maintenance Garage, 964-1665.
Link to information on Local Yard Debris/Waste Drop Off Sites: