May 15, 2012 |

Special yard debris collection in the city on Sat., May 19

City Environmental Services crews will hold a special spring yard debris collection on Saturday, May 19. Bagged leaves, tree branches and bushes will be picked up and recycled for compost as long as those items are properly packaged.

The following items will only be accepted if properly packaged:

Bagged leaves: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should not exceed 35 pounds. Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Tree branches and bushes: Cut, bundle, and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding five feet in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four inches.

City residents must place materials out for residential collection by city refuse/recycling crews on Fri., May 18. City crews will not collect dirt, rocks, stones or cement. Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews.

Yard debris materials can also be dumped at the following Public Works locations:

2nd Division - 6814 Hamilton Ave., West Homewood

3rd Division - 40 Melanchton St., Hazelwood

5th Division - 1330 Hassler St., West End

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