Road Department

The road department is comprised of a four-person crew that works out of the main garage at 2193 Frank Road. The road department maintains and utilizes the following equipment in their daily duties.

  • Three Dump Trucks
  • Three Snow Plows
  • Jet Vacuum
  • Brush Clipper
  • Leaf Vacuum
  • Asphalt Roller

Brush Removal

To schedule brush pick-up, call the Township Business Office at 279-9411, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Brush must be placed in the right-of-way in front of your house or the alley. Brush should be a maximum of 3 inches to 5 inches in diameter and be no more than 10 feet in length, with the limbs facing the same direction.

The Road Department will not pick up wood boards, logs, tree stumps, garden waste, or building material.

Request Brush Pick-up

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Report High Grass Property

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Try Backyard Composting!

A compost pile or bin is a great way to recycle yard waste and enhance your home's gardens. Residents in Franklin County can also take their leaves, grass and brush – FREE OF CHARGE – to either of the SWACO contracted compost facilities:

2850 Rohr Road, Groveport,
+1 (614) 491-0868

4120 Roberts Road, Upper Arlington,
+1 (614) 921-9330 

There is a $6 per ton charge for businesses at the two locations shown above.

For Free Disposal of Trees and Bushes Only:

The Columbus Compost Facility,

7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, Ohio 43137,
+1 (614) 645-3153.

Dedicated loads of Yard Waste are banned from SWACO's Franklin County Landfill by state law.


  • Street lights         
  • Water Lines  
  • Sewage
  • Unsanitary conditions    
  • Local trash pick up  
  • Trash in yards 
  • Zoning enforcement

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Franklin Township is dedicated to the protection of our streams and water resources, and we encourage our residents to support these efforts. We have been a part of the Franklin County Stormwater Partnership program since 2003 to work regionally to address drainage management, water quality management and stormwater regulation compliance.

Partners included are the County Drainage Engineer, Economic Development and Planning, Sanitary Engineer, Public Health, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, and 17 townships.

Pollutants of Concern as identified by Ohio EPA under their TMDL Program are:

  • excess nutrients from lawn care,
  • yard waste
  • animal and human waste sediment from erosion from construction
  • unstable stream banks
  • bacteria from animal and human waste.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDLs) specify the amount a pollutant needs to be reduced to in order to meet water quality standards, allocate pollutant load reductions, and provides the basis for taking actions needed to restore a waterbody

Chemical and petroleum spills: Call the Ohio EPA 24-hour hotline (800) 282-9378.

Sewage related pollution: Call the Franklin County Public Health 24-hour hotline (614) 525-3965 or email [email protected] or submit online at

Agricultural or manure-related pollution: Call Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (614) 486-9613 from 8:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday or use the “Contact Us” tab at

You can also contact Franklin Soil and Water about any non-emergency pollution, and they will inform the proper agency.


We all have an important role in the protection of our streams and water quality. Please minimize your impacts by:

  • removing yard waste and leaves from street gutters and storm drains
  • using fertilizers and pesticides sparingly and properly, and sweeping all excess off sidewalks, driveways and streets; for more information visit
  • bagging pet waste and disposing of waste in the trash; for more information visit
  • directing downspouts to rain barrels or rain gardens; visit
  • planting native trees, shrubs and perennials; visit
  • washing your car on grass, gravel or at a car wash
  • maintaining your aerator and septic system; for more information on managing sewage treatment systems visit:
  • reporting all pollution and spills appropriately (see below)
  • encouraging community groups to support our work with a stream clean-up, tree planting or another activity. If you know of an interested group, please contact us
  • Learn more and test your knowledge at

  • If you see someone putting anything down a storm drain or directly into a stream or river and you have a license plate number, home address or other identifier, call “It’s a Crime” at (614) 871-5322 or visit and select report illegal dumping.

For more information on our stormwater program visit: