Yard Waste Collection Resumes Monday, March 30

City of Mason City

The yard waste collection season will begin Monday, March 30, 2020. Residents may set out yard waste and tree branches on the day of garbage pick-up. Several methods of disposal are available for yard waste:

LEAVES

1. Compost at home.

2. Drop off at landfill compost site 15942 Killdeer Avenue, Clear Lake.

3. Place at curbside prior to 7 a.m. on garbage collection day in 30 gallon biodegradable bags which are weather and animal resistant.  Bags are available at grocery and retail stores.

GRASS CLIPPINGS

1. Leave them on your yard – does not cause thatch.  Reduces amount of fertilizer needed.

2. Use as mulch.

3. Place at curbside prior to 7 a.m. on garbage collection day in 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags.

There is a 50 pound limit per bag of leaves and grass clippings.

BRANCHES

(Do not place in biodegradable bags.)

For branches smaller than 4 inches in diameter:

1. Chip for mulch.

2. Tie in bundles.

a)Bundles cannot be bigger than 18 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.

b)Do not use wire.

c)Place at street curb by 7 a.m. on garbage collection day.

3. Take to landfill.

For branches larger than 4 inches in diameter:

1. Chip for mulch.

2. Take to landfill.

AS A REMINDER, PLEASE HAVE GARBAGE AND YARD WASTE ITEMS SET OUT FOR PICK UP BY 7:00 A.M.

For more information about curbside yard waste collection contact the Sanitation Division at (641) 421-3691. For more information about composting at home contact the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office at (641) 423-0844; Lime Creek Nature Center at (641) 423-5309; or the Landfill of North Iowa at (641) 357-5452.

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