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Yard waste collection resumes next week in Mason City

MASON CITY — Yard waste collection season in Mason City starts next week.

The City of Mason City says residents may set out yard waste and tree branches on the day of garbage pick-up starting on April 5th.

Grass clippings and leaves can be placed at the curbside prior to 7:00 AM on garbage collection day in 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags, with a 50 pound limit per bag.

For branches smaller than four inches in diameter, they can be tied in bundles no bigger than 18 inches in diameter or four feet in length without using wire and be placed at the curb by 7:00 AM on garbage collection day. For branches larger than four inches in diameter you can either chip for mulch or take to the landfill compost site at 15942 Killdeer Avenue in rural Clear Lake.

 

 

City of Mason City
News Release
DATE: March 26, 2021
FROM: Aaron Burnett, City Administrator
SUBJECT: Yard Waste Collection Resumes Monday, April 5

The yard waste collection season will begin Monday, April 5, 2021. 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.

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