Weekly yard waste collection resumes

March 1, 2012 09:09 AM
Galesburg, IL (March 1, 2012) Weekly yard waste collection resumes March 1, 2012.
Yard waste is collected weekly on refuse pick up day, except during the winter months. Yard waste consists of leaves, grass, shrub clippings, garden waste, brush and woody material and must be contained in a paper yard waste bag or a trash container designated for yard waste. Longer limbs may be tied with a degradable twine but must be less than 5 feet long and weigh no more than 50 lbs. In order to be picked up at the curb, limbs cannot exceed 5 inches in diameter.  The city provides a brush drop off site for larger limbs or large quantities of woody yard waste. Residents may not burn yard waste or mow grass or rake leaves into the street.  For more information about this and other refuse or recycling programs, go to the city’s website at www.ci.galesburg.il.us/services/recycling_refuse_and_yard_waste.
Yard Waste Tips:
  • If using a garbage can for yard waste, mark the can with a YW to identify it as yard waste and not refuse.
  • Mulching grass and leaves is healthy for your lawn.
  • Composting is a great alternative for non-woody yard and garden waste.


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