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    Yard waste

    How does your city/town/village handle yard waste pickup? Most particularly leaves in the fall, but also storm cleanup. Does the city pickup for the citizens? Do you require bags, or do you have vac trucks? Does anyone have trash haulers pick up? Do you have a yard waste dropoff site? Do you still allow open burning of yard waste?

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    We have a facility where residents can bring their yard waste but they have to purchase paper bags for the waste. We also allow burning of yard waste at certain times of the day.

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    A separate cart and pick up for yard waste, at $3 per month. Limbs are a problem, sometimes I wish burning were allowed.

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    Burning is prohibited. Most yard waste is encouraged to be composted. The City will pick up large brush once per month, but you need to call in for a pick up. Leaves are handled curbside by vac truck or front end loader / garbage truck.

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    Burning not allowed. Yard waste gets picked up once a week in a designated yard/cardboard/newspaper waste container that is the size of our trash container by the company that is contracted to pick up waste (most cities in California with the exception of the CV have a 3rd container or bins for recyclables such as cans, plastics, newspapers etc). Our city used to pick up leaves and limbs put in a pile every week from Sept-Dec, but due to budget cutback there is now only 1 designated day of the year during fall for that.

    Residents have complained about the cutback in yard waste service for the fall, however i have 3 trees in my yard and i cut down the limbs to very small pieces and manage to get all the leaves in the container. It's not hard.
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    We have gone from burning to picking up with leaf vacs, to requiring bags to be picked up. We have always provided a drop off location. We are considering dropping it altogether and having the trash haulers offer it as paid service. Every penny counts right now.

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon View post
    We have gone from burning to picking up with leaf vacs, to requiring bags to be picked up. We have always provided a drop off location. We are considering dropping it altogether and having the trash haulers offer it as paid service. Every penny counts right now.
    This may save the city money, however the cost will be passed on to customers, which are residents. These costs may be politically tough to swallow considering these hard economic times. We recently saw an increase in our garbage rates from 15.50 to 22.00 where the collector picks up everything as i described earlier. The council almost voted down the increase however in the end voted for it with slashing of services to bring down the costs to 19.50 with the decrease of services.
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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