The Lebanon Public Works Department is currently in the process of collecting yard waste from city residents.
Public Works Director, Robin Getz says it’s important that only certain green yard waste items be placed curbside this week.
Acceptable green yard waste includes hedge trimmings, branches and garden residue, but it’s not an unlimited amount:
Ornamental grasses, lawn grass, soil or dirt and non-organic materials will not be picked up.
Leaves are not to be mixed in with green yard waste.
Mayor Sherry Capello says the city currently has a green waste hauler who picks up what the city collects free of charge and uses it for mulch and compost.
Capello says if leaves are mixed in, it will mess up their formula:
Yard green waste will be collected through Friday this week and crews will only come pass by each street once.
Leaf collection begins next Monday, November 1st and will end the week of December 6th.
Public Works crews will make every effort to pass through each section of the city on a weekly basis during the collection period.