Municipal Utilities

GARBAGE, RECYCLING, & YARD WASTE

Residential Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste collection services are provided by Republic Services within the City of Huron. The current contractual agreement is a 5-year term, commencing on July 1st, 2017. The contract was awarded via Resolution 2017-29. Multi-family and commercial accounts are no longer serviced or billed by the City for garbage/recycling/yard waste services, and are free to obtain services from the provider of their choice. 

Program Basics:

  • All residential customers are provided two wheeled containers: 65-gallon for recycling (blue lid) and 95-gallon for garbage (black lid). You can request a smaller container for garbage by contacting 1-734-848-5226. The carts must be used for your recycling/garbage to be picked up. 
  • Curbside pickup is provided every Monday citywide. 
  • Carts must be placed at the curb (with the lid opening facing the street/handles facing the house), no later than 7:00 AM on the day of pickup (Monday). Also, be sure to leave space between carts and other objects. This allows the automated truck access to your cart. 
  • Yard Waste collection is unlimited and is provided every Monday all-year round. Yard waste containers must be clearly marked (words "Yard Waste" or in lawn/leaf bags). Yard Waste containers cannot exceed 35 pounds. 
  • The first Monday of every month, Republic will pickup bulk-items at the curb. This is included in the program at no extra cost. Additional tags are not necessary. See the informational brochure for a list of approved bulk-items. 
  • Holiday Schedule: Garbage and Recycling services will be provided the following day if any of the following holidays fall on Monday (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day). Holidays falling a weekend will not delay collection. 
  • The program is $65 a quarter. 
  • Click here for the informational brochure on this program.  
  • Missed pickup: Please call Republic at 1-734-848-5226
  • For billing questions or sign-up information, please contact the Finance Department at 419-433-5000 ext. 3
Yard Waste and Food Scrap

Curbside Yard Waste and Food Scrap pickup are offered year-round. Containers must be less than 35 gallon and clearly marked "Yard Waste." Biodegradable paper bags may also be used. No container shall exceed 35 pounds. Bundled twigs, sticks, tree trimmings, brush may be picked up as well if bound with twine and not exceeding 4 feet in length. elligble items include leaves, grass clipping, and other landcsape materials (excluding sod, dirt, construction debris). Pickup is unlimited as long as no containers exceed 35 pounds. As a reminder, leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste materials are not to be raked, swepted, pushed, or otherwise casued to be placed in the roadway or other public way (including sidewalks), per Ordinance 520.10. 

Food Scrap recycling diverts methane producing organic compounds from the landfill to a composting facility. This program offers many benefits including slowing the rate at which the landfill is consumed, reducing the emission of methane into the atmosphere, and producing organic composting materials, which reduces the need for additional chemical soil enhancements. Food scraps can be placed with your yard waste materials. Check out this flyer for more information on food scrap programs and what items can be included

 

WATER SERVICE

The City of Huron provides and bills for water service. The amount of the bill is based on a flat availability charge (based on meter size) plus a usage charge of $2.60 per 100 cubic feet of water used (effective 1/1/2008), and is billed quarterly (every three months) and is printed on yellow paper. 

YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON AT THE FINANCE OFFICE FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE. 

The City of Huron does not bill for sewer charges.  Sewer service and billing is through Erie County 419-627-7640.

Water Rates: The current rates for water service were established by Ordinance on January 1st, 2008. The rate is based on usage ($2.60 per 100 cubic foot of water). Every water tap is billed a minimum (shown in table below). Usage above the minimum is billed at the appropriate rate. The City bills quarterly. The bill is on yellow paper.

Set Up Service

In order to setup new service, please apply in person at the City’s Finance Department.

Minimum water availability charge by meter size
(per quarter)

Meter Size
(inches)

Availability Charge
(Residents)

Availability Charge
(Non Residents)

5/8 x 3/4

$49.63

$54.60

3/4

$49.63

$54.60

1

$64.98

$71.47

1 1/2

$100.11

$110.11

2

$133.65

$147.02

3

$200.22

$220.25

4

$266.78

$293.45

6

$400.47

$440.52

8

$508.16

$557.87

10

$635.22

$698.73

12

$762.76

$839.03

 

 

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT FEE

In order to comply with federal storm water regulations, the City of Huron has adopted a storm water management fee. This revenue source will provide sufficient funding for managing, maintaining, and improving the city’s storm water infrastructure. This includes efforts such as reviewing storm water practices on commercial development, street sweeping and providing a robust yard waste program, repairing catch basins and storm lines, and installing new storm water infrastructure. The new storm water management fee is being used to help offset the management and infrastructure costs.

  • Residential Single-family and Duplexes: $5 per quarter
  • Multi-family Residential: $7 per quarter
  • Commercial Properties: $10 per quarter

Residents are reminded that they need to assist in keeping the streets clean. City Ordinances state that “No person shall sweep, shovel or pile or cause to be swept, shoveled or piled, any snow, ice, leaves, branches, twigs, brush, grass or other waste upon any of the streets, avenues, alleys, sidewalks or other public ways of the City." These items can get into storm systems and cause significant issues. 

 

COLUMBIA GAS INFORMATION

Columbia Gas Ohio Pipeline Safety

Columbia Gas Ohio Pipeline Safety Card

 

ELECTRIC AGREGATION PROGRAM

On October 12, 2010 Huron City Council passed Resolution 2010-81 which authorized an agreement between the city and First Energy Solutions for a nine (9) year electric aggregation program within the City of Huron.  Previously, the city established the authority to negotiate and procure an electric generation supplier with the passage of a ballot issue in May of 2001. 

Under the terms of the agreement, First Energy Solutions would provide residential and commercial customers a 4% -6% savings on the generation supply associated with the standard residential/commercial rate.  In addition, the city would receive a onetime grant in the amount of $117,000 which city administration recommends be allocated to capital improvement upgrades to public lighting within the city. 

Letters to residential and commerical customers were distributed by First Energy Solutions the week of January 3, 2011  with information and Opt-Out forms.  Contact First Energy Solutions, toll free at 1-866-636-3749 with any questions.

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