The Maintenance Department is staffed with four full time employees and one part time employee. The department's responsibilities include road maintenance, snow removal, mowing and maintenance of the cemetery, the park, the nature trail, the community hall and the launching ramp, leaf and brush removal and various other responsibilities in the upkeep of the township. Kevin Johnson, Maintenance Supervisor, can be reached at 419-797-2460.

A full-time recycling service is provided to residents in cooperation with the Catawba Island Township Trustees and the OSS Solid Waste District. Participation in the recycling program is encouraged and appreciated. The containers are located at 4822 E. Cemetery Road in the township administration building parking lot. All materials can be put into containers together including glass (bottles and jars only), metal (aluminum and steel cans), plastics (food, beverage, and detergent containers ONLY), and paper (cardboard, cartons, junk mail, magazines, newspaper, office paper, paperboard, and phone books). Special recycling events for household hazardous waste, tires, televisions and small electronics are held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds throughout the year and are sponsored by the OSS Solid Waste District. For more information visit

Trash Hauling:
Residents have the opportunity to choose their own refuse company. Some refuse companies also provide pick-up for trash and recyclable products/packaging.

Brush pick-up:
Brush pick-up is a service provided the first week of each month April through November, weather permitting. The brush is chipped and mulch is available to residents at no cost. Christmas trees will be picked up curbside after the holiday through the end of January.

Compost Area:
Location and Info

Leaf Pick-up:
Curbside leaf pick-up is provided in late October through December and one week in the spring.

  Leaf Vac:
In September of 2003, Catawba Island Township received a new leaf collector truck.  This truck was made by the Tarrant Manufacturing Company, TARCO, which has been a supplier to industry and government since 1883.
Mounted Yard Waste & Litter Collector Trucks:
  • One man operation from the truck cab, cleans yard waste, leaves, and litter.
  • Enclosed receiver box with dust reduction.
  • Water injection system.
  • 16" diameter leaf collection hose. 6" Diameter wander hose for litter collection.
  • Hopper capacities of 25 cubic yards
  • Top hinged air operated tailgate for fast unloading, never leave the cab when dumping.
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