Yard waste pickup dates

By The Mercury

The city of Manhattan will only pick up yard waste, limbs and braches April 1 through April 5. All yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves, must be in paper bags. Anything in a plastic bag will not be collected.

Yard waste must be separated into different piles of limbs and branches before placing them on the curb. Any piles of mixed waste will not be collected. Tree limbs, yard waste and branches must be stacked apart from the trash and other debris.

Do not place limbs and branches in boxes or other types of containers. Do not use rope or twine to tie the limbs together, only stack branches in a pile.

Scrap lumber must be placed in a pile for pickup by refuse contractors. Do not mix scrap lumber with tree limbs.

Each location will only be checked once.

Failure to abide by any of these regulations will result in a failure to collect the debris and yard waste.

Refuse contractors will be responsible for all trash and debris. They will pick up items during their normal route scheduled and only for their customers.

If citizens do not have a contract for refuse services with A1 Trash Service, Average Joe’s Trash Service, B&L Trash Service, Howie’s Enterprises or Joe Mallon Trash Service, he or she will be responsible for his or her own disposal.

Items for disposal must be stacked next to the location of regular trash on the regular day of service.

No major household appliances, tires, batteries, concrete or rock rubble construction or demolition debris or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

Household hazardous waste, paint, thinners, lubricants, herbicides, insecticides, etc. can be disposed of at the Riley County Noxious Weed Department.

All items must be able to be loaded by one individual.

For additional information, visit the Riley County website.

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