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The Sylvania Township road department is currently busy picking up the multitude of leaves which fall in our area this time of year, but it should be noted they recently also had some unusually heavy collecting.

Rob Nash, road superintendent, said that as a result of a Sept. 4 wind storm, the department had some heavy lifting during its brush pickup sweep through the township which began Sept. 14.

In 2016, the sweep collected 690 cubic yards of material.  This year, crews collected well more than double that at 1,800 cubic yards.

The household goods collection also resulted in a big jump, although finding a reason is more difficult.

Last year, property owners got rid of a total of 100 tons of items no longer wanted. This year, discarded household items totaled 129 tons. 

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