City of Mason City, IA

03/27/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/28/2020 17:32

Yard Waste Collection Resumes

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.