CCHOA Fact File

From trash collection to trees...look here to find answers to your everyday questions about life in Cramer's Crossing. 
Scroll down this page or click an item of interest from the list below for information on...


1 Trash Collection
2 Snow Removal
3 Street Trees
4 Green Space
5 Elected Officials and Voting
6 Schools
7 Library
8 Post Office
9 Mailboxes



T R A S H   C O L L E C T I O N


Dublin City Trash Collection Schedule

Trash and recycling collection takes place on Wednesdays. Items should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. for collection between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Yard waste is collected on Mondays.

The collection schedule may change during a holiday week. Rumpke observes six major holidays during the year – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Should one of these holidays fall on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday your collection will take place on Thursday. The changes will only be effective during the week of the holiday. The week after the holiday collection will resume on its normal scheduled day for all three services. This information is subject to change annually.

Trash Collection Guidelines:

  • The quantity of trash is not limited per household except that containers should not exceed a 30-gallon capacity or weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Trash of a commercial nature (generated by businesses, contractors hired to perform services for home owners, etc.) will not be picked up
  • Bulk materials such as boards, fencing, paneling or carpeting should be cut into four-foot by four-foot lengths with all nails, staples and screws removed to prevent puncture wounds, and tied in 18-inch bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds
  • Loose materials such as rocks, sod, bricks, blocks, dirt, sand and cement must be bagged, boxed or placed in trashcans and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Cardboard boxes used as receptacles will not be picked up if they have become wet
  • Furniture and mattresses will be picked up on regular collection days. Upholstered furniture and mattresses must be wrapped in plastic when placed at the curb. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) must be removed from certain appliances before the appliance can be recycled or disposed. CFCs are typically found in those appliances that use a refrigerant, i.e. air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc. Residents can make pick up arrangements directly with Rumpke Waste Removal & Recycling, Inc., at 1-800-828-8171. The appliance must be placed at the curb. The cost for disposal of CFC-containing appliances such as refrigerators is $65 per appliance. The City encourages residents to recycle furniture and appliances by donating them to a charity of their choice.
  • Animal waste and disposable diapers must be wrapped in moisture-proof material

Acceptable containers for non-recyclable trash, provided by residents:

  • Sealed plastic bags or sealed paper bags of a mill thickness of at least 1.5 and a maximum capacity of 30 gallons. No more than 50 pounds of weight should be placed in any container
  • Metal or plastic cans or barrels with two handles and a tightly-fitting lid
  • Cardboard boxes for bulky or loose material other than garbage. Overloaded or wet boxes are unacceptable containers
Yard Waste Collection:

For residential yard waste collection, place leaves and grass clippings in biodegradable yard waste paper bags or in a trash can clearly marked for yard waste only.  The bags may weigh no more than 50 pounds. The City also will offer annual leaf collection service in the fall and Christmas tree collection service in January, as well as a chipper service for larger items.

The City of Dublin encourages residents not to bag grass clippings. Through a regular yard care routine, grass clippings are left on the lawn, allowing them to work their way back into the soil. Home composting is also strongly encouraged.

Recycling Collection Guidelines: (updated May 2021)  Click HERE for a Recycling Flyer

City residents may place all their recyclable materials in the same container without sorting them. They should be kept separate from trash, however.

Recyclable items: Plastic bottles and jugs with a neck with numbers 1 through 7; plastic tubs, including butter, yogurt and fruit cup containers (rinse and reattach lids); aluminum beverage and food containers; steel aerosol cans (remove tips & lids); metal lids from glass jars, steel, tin and bi-metal cans with the lid removed; any color glass jars and bottles (reattach lids); aseptic juice cartons; newspaper, corrugated cardboard, paperboard (like cereal boxes), brown grocery bags, telephone books and mixed waste paper including junk mail, milk cartons, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartons with “gabled” tops (no egg or ice cream cartons); and clean pizza boxes (no food residue or grease)

Non-recyclable items:  Plastic film or plastic bags, hoses & chains, batteries, clothes & sheets, VHS tapes, car parts, dishware, toys, ropes, chemicals, electronics, needles & syringes, cords & belts, pots & pans, window glass, drinking glasses, broken glass, light bulbs, toothpaste tubes, paint and other hazardous materials in cans, coat hangers & wire, pressurized tanks, steel scrap, foam containers and packaging, plastic plant pots, microwave meal trays, clam shell packaging, paper or foam egg cartons, paper towels & napkins, and paper coffee cups. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN

The City of Dublin pays for refuse, recycling and yard waste collection for residents. However, there are other things residents can do to help the City keep costs down while providing quality service:

  • The City of Dublin receives a discount for collection for senior citizens over age 65. If you are 65 or older and the head of the household, contact Streets & Utilities at 410-4750 to help the City ensure an accurate count for this discount.
  • Residents who will be away from their homes for three or more months need to let the City know so solid waste collection services can be temporarily discontinued and the City will not be charged for collection at their house.
  • The City provides wheeled blue recycling containers to all households. If a City provided recycling container gets damaged, call the City Service Center at  614-410-4750 to schedule a repair. City staff will determine whether the container can be repaired or will be replaced.
  • The blue recycling containers are the property of the City of Dublin and should stay with the home if the resident moves.
  • Wind may blow recycling or trash out of the containers and into the streets and yards of neighborhoods. When that happens, help keep Dublin a beautiful community by picking up materials and disposing of it properly.

For information on how to recycle solid waste, such as motor oil, old paint, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and many other items, check out the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

Service Center
6555 Shier-Rings Road
Dublin, Ohio 43016-8716

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5 pm

Trash Collection & Recycling or to schedule chipper service: 614-410-4750

A note concerning storage of trash containers and recycling bins: The City of Dublin now requires that these containers be stored out of sight, either inside a garage or within screened areas in the side or back yard. Acceptable natural screening includes columnar or pyramidal evergreens that will be touching and growing into each other within two years. Various varieties of juniper, false cypress and arborvitae are acceptable. These natural barriers must maintain a 100 per cent year-round opacity within two years of planting. Violation of this City ordinance (which became effective on September 13, 2010) is a minor misdemeanor. For more information, click here.

(Information taken from the City of Dublin web site)

S N O W   R E M O V A L

Snow Plow in Action Dublin has a curb-to-curb snow removal policy whereby all streets within City limits will be plowed and salted as conditions warrant. To ensure that major thoroughfares remain open to traffic, a prioritization program has been established (private streets are not treated):

Primary Streets/Priority 1 - major arteries or streets with dangerous hills or curves are plowed first. These streets will continue to receive treatment as long as weather conditions continue. Blowing snow and freezing roads once snow has thawed can require continued treatment.

Secondary Streets/Priority 2 - main roads through subdivisions, streets connecting two or more priority 1 streets. These streets will be plowed and salted once primary 1 streets have received treatment.

Tertiary Streets/Priority 3 - primarily courts, cul-de-sacs, alleys and dead end streets are plowed and salted last, once primary 1 and 2 streets have received treatment.

To provide a more thorough and quicker snow removal service, residents are asked not to park their automobiles on the street after a snowfall. Residents are required to keep their sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair and free of snow, ice, debris and obstructions. Depositing snow or ice on any public sidewalk, street, bike path, road or highway is not permitted, including by private contractors hired by residents to plow their driveways.
When encountering an active snow plow, stay as far away as possible and never attempt to pass. Always keep children away from snow plows.

When winter weather hits, listen to local television or radio stations for information about any declared snow emergency. In accordance with Ohio law, Dublin recognizes these Franklin County Snow Emergency classifications:

  • LEVEL 1  Conditions are hazardous, motorists should drive with caution.
  • LEVEL 2  People should drive only when necessary.
  • LEVEL 3 Roads are closed to non-emergency travel. Police may arrest people on the road unnecessarily.

For seasonal information on the progress of snow and ice removal, residents can call 614-410-4750.



The city of Dublin now offers even more snow and ice information with SnowGo!

  • Get up-to-the-minute information on which Dublin streets have been treated.
  • Search the map by address to check recent activity on a specific street.
  • Receive timely, weather-related messages.View on any device at anytime.

(Information taken from the City of Dublin web site)

S T R E E T   T R E E S

Since we're such a young subdivision, we'll have to wait a while for shady tree-lined streets. But the City of Dublin has made sure that will come to pass one day with the planting of ample street trees throughout Cramer's Crossing. Here are the trees the City has planted and on which street they reside:

Cramer's Crossing Drive: Sweetgum

Morrisey Place: Red Oak

Pensworthy Drive: Red Oak

Stockton Way: Red Oak

Sumner Loop: Zelkova

You can click on the name of each tree for more information.

Homeowners are responsible for mulching and watering of street trees. Mulch, including that remaining from the previous year, should not be more than 2 to 3 inches thick. Mulch should be tapered away from the tree's trunk to protect the tree from rot. Also never add additional top soil around the tree. For the health of the tree it is important to be able to see the root flare at the tree's base.

The City of Dublin’s Forestry staff maintains and prunes all street trees. The City asks residents not to prune the trees in front of their home, but contact the City Forester for a pruning request at 614-410-4701. Street trees are pruned on a 2 to 4 year cycle.  The goal is to prune every street tree in the City of Dublin at least once every four years.

While we're on the subject of trees, if you're considering adding trees to your own landscape, here's a link to one man's opinion on the Top Ten Trees for the Small Yard. On the flip side, check out Ten Yard Trees Gone Bad for a list of species you should not bring home from the nursery.

When the City of Dublin developed the Cramer Oval in 2014, adding a gazebo, seating and a sidewalk to our green space, several new species of trees were introducted to Cramer's Crossing, including Morton Elms along the Stockton side, Canada Cherrys around the Gazebo and Serbian Spruces along the Sumner Loop side. The Serbian Spruces did not survive so in late 2016 they were removed and replaced with 3 varieties: Bald Cypress, Dawn Redwood and Norway Spruce.

A Note About Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Emerald Ash BorerIn May 2009 Dublin City Officials announced that the Emerald Ash Borer had been found in ash trees northwest of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Hard Roads.

While none of the street trees in our subdivision are of the ash species, many can be found in the natural tree lines that back up to yards and open spaces. Unfortunately, many of these trees, if not all, will eventually die as a result of being attacked by this non-native insect. Already tens of millions of ash trees have been killed throughout the Midwest since its discovery in Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 2002. Most likely this exotic beetle arrived in wood packing materials carried on cargo ships or planes originating in its native Asia.

Emerald Ash Borer DamageThe EAB larvae (the immature stage of the beetle) burrows into the trees, feeding on the inner bark. This disrupts the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients, eventually killing it. The first symptom of attack is a thinning of the tree's canopy at the top of the tree. One-third to one-half of the branches may die the first year of the attack. Small ash trees are usually dead 1 to 2 years after attack; larger trees are killed in 3 to 4 years.

Chemical treatments can be made to try to save ash trees. Homeowners can purchase soil treatment chemicals at home improvement stores that are applied as a soil drench at the base of the tree. This treatment is usually only practical for smaller trees and it must be applied before the tree is attacked by the EAB. Insecticide injections into the tree's trunk are also an option, but these must be made by professionals. The EAB has been killed in infected ash trees after injections of emamectin bezoate (trade name TREE-age). City officials recommend using only ISA certified arborists.

Research is being conducted at major universities to try to understand the EAB's life cycle and how to control adults and larvae and to find ways to detect new infestations and to control those infestations. For general information about the Emerald Ash Borer click here. For information about Dublin's plan on dealing with the insect, click here.

UPDATE: On December 8, 2011, the sounds of chain saws could be heard in our neighboring condo community as about 55 ash trees were removed due to their being infested with the Emerald Ash Borer. The trees, all planted at the time the condos were built, were still relatively small (most being under 6 inches in diameter). The Cramer's Crossing Village Condominium Association has replaced the ash trees with other species.

G R E E N   S P A C E

Cramer's Crossing has an abundance of open space--14.49 acres to be exact--divided up between 7 zones or reserves.

Reserve A is located at the intersection of Stockton Way and Cramer's Crossing Drive and features the largest retention pond in the community and a shelter house. The City of Dublin is responsible for mowing and maintenance of the pond and fountain, including electricity. Improvements were made by the City of Dublin in 2011, which included additional landscaping and the construction of Dalmore Park between Cramer's Crossing and Ballantrae. In 2014, large stone pieces were added to the pond edges to improve the appearance of the banks as water levels fluctuate.

Reserve B is the Cramer Oval, surrounded by Stockton Way on the west and Sumner Loop on the east. The CCHOA is responsible for the landscape maintenance. The City of Dublin is now responsible for the mowing. Dublin completed landscaping enhancements to the Cramer Oval in 2014 which included the addition of a sidewalk, gazebo and handicapped-accessible seating. The City also planted 44 new trees.

Reserves C and D are small areas just to the north and south of Cramer's Crossing Drive at Stockton Way. The City of Dublin is responsible for turf maintenance.

Reserves E and F make up the Rings Road entrance to Cramer's Crossing on the southern end of our community. The CCHOA is responsible for the landscape maintenance with the City responsible for grass mowing.

Reserve G is on the south side of Cramer's Crossing Drive from Avery Road to Stockton Way. Dublin handles the turf maintenance and maintains the retention pond and fountain, including the electricity to run it. The CCHOA is responsible for the landscaping, the stone fences, the entrance sign and the electricity costs for the sign lights.

Additional Reserve:

Reserve H is on the north side of Cramer's Crossing Drive. This area is maintained by the Cramer's Crossing Village Condominium Association, and includes the controls for the irrigation system that is installed in both Reserves G and H. Through an agreement with the Condo Association, CCHOA pays half of the utilities and maintenance costs associated with running the irrigation system and pond pump (used to keep water levels equal on both sides of Cramer's Crossing Drive) and the Condo Association in return pays for half of the cost of the electricity to light the sign in Reserve G. Both the irrigation and pond pump systems began to fail around 2012.  The irrigation system for reserves G and H was overhauled and partially returned to service in 2019. The irrigation restoration was completed in 2020, along with work on the pond pump, allowing both systems to now work as designed.

Click here to see a map of the reserve areas.

Too Many GeeseWith our abundant green space (and our ponds) comes a nuisance: an overpopulation of Canada geese. The Canada goose is native to Ohio. When hundreds of the birds take residence on the Cramer Oval, its difficult to believe they were almost driven to extinction in the first half of the 20th century. Federal and state wildlife officials began a restoration program in the 1950's to restore their numbers. Their success is obvious. 

Controlling the geese (and their excessive droppings) is difficult and expensive. The  CCHOA has looked into several companies that specialize in goose removal but the cost has been prohibitive. The City of Dublin also attempts to remove unwanted geese, but due to the growing bird population and the large number of affected communities, they are stretched to the limit.

Regularly scaring the geese away or attempting to make the area less hospitable for them in the first place is really the only control option. As migratory birds, Canada geese are protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act). Ohio does have an annual hunting season for migratory birds including Canada geese, but obviously this doesn't help much with the urban geese that we are dealing with.

Here are some links for more information on the Canada goose:

Coping with Canada Geese: Conflict Management & Damage Prevention Prevention

Canada Goose: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

For information on dealing with other nuisance wildlife, such as squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks and opossums click here.


E L E C T E D   O F F I C I A L S   A N D   V O T I N G

Ohio House of Representatives - District 21 
Beth Liston (D)
Phone: 614-644-6030

Twitter: @BethWListon

Ohio Senate- District 16
Stephanie Kunze (R)
Phone: 614-466-5981

Twitter: @StephanieKunz

U.S. House of Representatives - 12th District
Troy Balderson (R)
Phone: 614-523-2555 
DC Phone: 202-225-5355
Fax: 202-226-4523 
E-mail: Via Web Site Only


U.S. Senate
Sherrod Brown (D)
Phone: 614-469-2083 
Fax: 614-469-2171
D.C. Phone: 202-224-2315
D.C. Fax: 202-228-6321
E-mail: Via Web Site Only
Twitter: @SenSherrodBrown

Rob Portman (R)
Phone: 614-469-6774
D.C. Phone: 202-224-3353 or 800-205-6446
E-mail: Via Web Site Only
Twitter: @senrobportman

Dublin City Council - Ward 2
Jane Fox
Phone: 614-796-3633

Other Dublin Council Members are John Reiner (Ward 3), Cathy De Rosa (Ward 4), Christina A. Alutto (At-Large), Michael Keenan (At-Large), Mayor Greg Peterson (Ward 1) and Vice Mayor (At-Large) Chris Amorose Groomes. Weekly meetings are held Mondays at 7 pm at City Hall, 5200 Emerald Parkway.  Click here for more information.

Franklin County Board of Elections
Phone: 614-462-3100

Residents vote at the Northwest Chapel, 6700 Rings Road, located about 1/4 mile west of Cramer's Crossing. Click here for a map.

S C H O O L S 

While Cramer's Crossing is located within the Dublin City limits, resident's children attend schools in the Hilliard City School District. Here are the current school assignments including links to their web sites:

Washington Elementary
5675 Eiterman Road
Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-921-6200

Sixth Grade:
Hilliard Tharp

4681 Leap Road
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-334-1600

Middle School:
Hilliard Weaver Middle School
4600 Avery Road
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-529-7424

High School:
Hilliard Davidson High School
5100 Davidson Road
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-771-2299

Worth noting: Washington Elementary, which opened in September 2007, is the first Hilliard school built in the City of Dublin

Map of the Hilliard City School District

Click on the small map to open a detailed version. For more detailed information or questions call the Operations Department: 614-921-7013.

Hilliard City School District Map

School Bus Safety

Everyone should be concerned about School Bus safety. If you have children be sure to talk to them about bus safety and proper traffic awareness.
Click here for some School Bus Safety Tips provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

L I B R A R Y 

The Columbus Metropolitan Library operates the Dublin branch, located at 75 N. High Street, just north of State Route 161 in old Dublin. Construction of the new library building was completed in 2019, with the grand opening held on June 6, 2019.

Library hours are:

Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Artists rendering of the new Dublin location:
Dublin Library
The new Dublin branch has 41,000 square feet of space (up from the old building's 20,147 square feet), more parking, a larger homework help center, more community gathering space and a cafe. A parking garage is now available adjacent to the library building.
Dublin library phone: 614-645-2ASK (2275)
For more information, including events, at the Dublin branch click here.

The Downtown Main Library location at 96 S. Grant Avenue. Click here for complete information about the Main library.

option is the Hilliard branch, also operated by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, located at 4500 Hickory Chase Way (entrance is off Britton Parkway, just south of Davidson Road). This location is about 5 miles south of Cramer's Crossing. The library's new location, which opened on June 21, 2018, has 63,000 square feet of space spread across 2 levels (up from 20,000 at the old Cemetery Road location) and features a cafe.

Hilliard library hours:
Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm
Hilliard library phone: 614-645-2ASK (2275)

For more information about the Hilliard branch click here.

P O S T   O F F I C E

The City of Dublin has 2 post offices:  

Dublin Station
6400 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, OH 43016-9998
Phone: 614-889-0763
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 am-7 pm
Saturday 9 am-3 pm
Last outgoing mail pick-up:
Monday thru Friday 5 pm (Drive-up BLUE Collection Box), 6 pm (Inside Lobby Box); Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday None

Shamrock Station
715 Shawan Falls Drive
Dublin, OH 43017-9998
Phone: 614-889-7452
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 am-4:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-1 pm
Last outgoing mail pick-up:
Monday thru Friday 4 pm (Drive-up BLUE Collection Box), 4:30 pm (Inside Lobby Box); Saturday 2:10 pm; Sunday None

Another nearby option is the Amlin station, located about 1 mile west of Cramer's Crossing on Rings Road. The Amlin office usually offers less wait time, but does have more limited hours, including being closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Amlin Station

6931 Rings Road
Amlin, OH 43002-8000
Phone: 614-876-6922
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-12 pm; 1 pm-4 pm
Saturday 9 am-11 am
Last outgoing mail pick-up:
Monday thru Friday 4 pm; Saturday 9:45 am (Drive-up BLUE Collection Box), 11:00 am (Inside Lobby Box); Sunday None

To call the United States Postal Service: 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777).

Click on the name of each post office for a map.

For more information about the US Postal Service, including postage rates and zip codes, click here.


According to our Deed of Restrictions, all residential mailboxes and mailbox posts must be of the same style and appearance. That style was determined by the developer Rockford Homes. Please note that the Deed of Restrictions shows the INCORRECT mailbox model number (CMO-5) and the image shown in Exhibit B is also INCORRECT.

The CORRECT required mailbox is the Saxony, Model CMO-2

 Cedar-Craft Mailbox CMO-2








The required post is the Williamsburg, Model CPO-2

Cedar Craft Products Post CPO-2 Williamsburg 









The mailbox and post are manufactured by Cedar Craft Products, Inc., 776 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, P.O. Box 9, Blacklick, OH 43004. They can be contacted by phone at 614-759-1600 or e-mail:  Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. The company also sells replacement 4 inch black mailbox numbers matching the style of the originals. The mailbox model and post are also available for purchase at Roush Hardware, 373 W. Bridge Street in the Dublin Plaza Shopping Center (phone 614-764-8900). Be sure to confirm with a store associate that you are purchasing the correct mailbox model (Saxony) and post (Williamsburg).

When replacing a mailbox, be sure to adhere to the US Postal Service installation requirements for proper placement:

Installing a Mailbox

  • Position your mailbox 41" to 45" from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6" to 8" back from the curb.
  • Put your house number on the mailbox.
  • Bury your mailbox post no more than 24" deep



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