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Yard waste pickup on schedule

The city's solid waste department will return to a normal pick-up schedule on June 19 following weeks of delays due to maintenance issues with older city trucks and a higher than normal volume of yard waste being generated. Fleet personnel worked overtime to repair the trucks, and city crews from Solid Waste and Stormwater worked overtime with an outside contractor to get caught up on yard waste pickup.

In addition, City Council approved funding for 18 trucks during their June 17 meeting, six of which are yard waste trucks.

The city appreciates the patience and cooperation of our citizens while we worked to get caught up on yard waste pickup.


To ensure yard waste is collected, residents are asked to follow these tips:

  • Limbs cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length and must be placed neatly for pickup.
  • Loose items, such as leaves, pine straw or small cuttings, must be put in bags or containers not to exceed 35 gallons in size (same size as small trash cart).
  • Yard waste placed on tarps, in wheel barrows or on trailers will not be collected.
  • Contracted work performed by tree service companies or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews; it is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and properly dispose of debris.
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