The week of Nov. 16 will be the final week for yard waste pickup by City crews. Donâ€™t miss your last opportunity this season to set out properly prepared leaves, brush, and other yard trimmings with your garbage, by 6 a.m. on regular garbage pickup day.
To properly prepare your yard waste, you can set it out in a reusable container that holds between 32 and 38 gallons with sturdy handles, in compostable bags (paper or certified compostable plastic), or bundle it with string or twine. Each container, bag, or bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds, and branches must be less than three inches in diameter and cut to less than 3 feet. Using bags marked â€œbiodegradableâ€ or â€œdegradableâ€ do not meet state law and are not accepted. Finally, please do not rake leaves into the street â€“ itâ€™s against the law, and pollutes our waterways. Questions about yard waste pickup? Check this website or call 612-673-2917 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.