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Landscape waste pickup resumes in April

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:25 a.m. CDT

Waste Management will resume seasonal collection of landscape waste on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1.

Residents are reminded of general guidelines:

Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags or open garbage cans not larger than 32-gallon capacity. No plastic bags or boxes.

Brush must be cut to 4-foot lengths and bundled with string or baler’s twine – not wire or plastic rope – and bundles are not to exceed 50 pounds.

Landscape drop-off containers will be in place April 1 at the following locations:

Fire Station 2, 1154 S. Seventh St.

City Garden Plots, west of Fire Station 3, 950 W. Dresser Road

The southeast corner of North Seventh and Oak streets

Landscape waste containers are for city of DeKalb residents to dispose of grass clippings, branches, leaves, and brush only. These are to be placed loose or in approved landscape waste bags (not plastic) inside the container.

The following violations are prohibited and violators will be prosecuted:

Dumping of any non-landscape items

Dumping of any refuse, including yard waste, on the ground

Dumping by professional landscape contractors

Questions may be directed to the Public Works Operations Division at 815-748-2040.

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