City Announces 2014 Yard Waste & Branch Program

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Raking Leaves The following options are available to city residents for the disposal of yard waste and branches.

 

Spring Yard Waste 2014

Resident Drop Off – April 14th through May 2nd.

Residents of the City of Springfield can begin dropping bagged or loose yard waste at Evans Recycling at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway.  Evans Recycling is open from 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and from 7 AM until 12 noon on Saturday.   Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency if requested.  

Curbside Pick Up – April 14th through May 2nd

Public Works crews will begin picking up yard waste placed curbside on Monday, April 14th and end collection on Friday, May 2. Crews will attempt to move through each neighborhood weekly depending on work load.

 

In order for residents to take advantage of the once per week collection, they should place leaves in paper yard waste bags or cans marked “YARD WASTE” at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of each week.  Please do not remove the bagged leaves or cans from the curb once you place them there.

 

Bags or cans should be placed at the end of driveways or on parkways between the sidewalk and street. Leaves should be placed in paper yard waste bags—not grocery sacks or boxes. Please do not use any type of tape on the bag to seal it shut as the tape is not recyclable. Plastic bags are not accepted because they cannot be recycled.  

 

Waste cans are acceptable, but they should not weigh more than 60 pounds and must be marked “Yard Waste” in letters large enough to be seen from the street by the drivers.  Yard waste bags or cans that are too heavy or contain trash or other inappropriate materials will be left. Bags containing grass are not part of the program and will require a sticker for pick up; they will not be picked up until after the City’s spring leaf collection program is completed on May 3.

 

Sweetgum Balls

Residents can place collected sweetgum balls in yard waste bags, drop off at Evans Recycling, or put into their trash cans for pick up on regular trash days.

 

Branches

Resident Drop Off – Year Round Weather Permitting

Residents may drop off branches at Evans Recycling with proof of residency. This service is not for commercial operators but for residents only.

 

Curbside Pick Up – May through November

Public Works crews will begin picking up branches placed on the curb no larger than approximately a pick up load. Roughly 4 foot in depth and 10 feet in length piles are acceptable. The program is for branches only no trees will be accepted nor will branches or trees trimmed by commercial contractors.   A schedule will be announced and provided to the State Journal- Register as well as posted on the City website, www.springfield.il.us, and Channel 18.

 

Should resident have any questions please contact.

Public Works at 789-2255

Evans Recycling at 391-0886