There are several changes to residential garbage, yard waste and recycling services scheduled to take effect in 2013. The following provides the schedule for Loose-in-the-Street yard waste collection for 2013, including information on current services as well as changes scheduled to take effect after July 1, 2013.
Current Containerized Yard Waste Residential Customers
In 2013, Loose-in-the-Street collection will be available citywide two weeks in the spring and during the Fall/Winter leaf season from November 1, 2013 through January 30, 2014.
The last two spring citywide Loose-in-the-Street collections will be in the third week of February and last week of May 2013.
In order to ensure material is collected during the spring citywide loose-in-the-street service, all yard waste must be placed out for collection no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2013 and Monday, May 27, 2013.
After July 1, 2013 all residential yard waste customers will have weekly containerized pickup year-round and citywide Loose-in-the-Street collection only during the Fall/Winter leaf season from November 1, 2013 through January 30, 2014.
More information on this program change will be sent to all customers in spring of 2013.
Current Year–Round, Loose-in-the-Street Residential Customers
Year-round, Loose-in-the-Street pickup service will continue until June 30, 2013
On July 1, 2013, year-round, Loose-in-the-Street pickup will no longer be offered. Former year-round, Loose-in-the-Street customers will be required to use containers for weekly yard waste collection.
After July 1, 2013 all residential yard waste customers will have weekly containerized pickup year-round and citywide Loose-in-the-Street collection only during the Fall/Winter leaf season from November 1, 2013 through January 30, 2014.More information on this program change, including container delivery dates, will be sent to customers in spring 2013.
2012-2013 Leaf Season/Christmas Tree Recycling Ongoing through January 14, 2013.
The city provides curbside holiday tree pickup. The last day trees can be placed out for citywide pickup is 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013. Trees should be clean of all lights, tinsel, decorations etc. and have no stand attached. Flocked trees will be accepted.
If you miss the citywide tree collection on January 14, 2013, and you have a yard waste container, you may cut your tree into pieces that will fit completely into the container with the lid closed. It will be collected on your next regular weekly collection day.
If you pay for year-round Loose-in-the-Street service and missed the citywide pickup week, you may place your tree out on your next scheduled Loose-in-the-Street collection day.
For more information on Solid Waste & Recycling Division services, visit call 311.