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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS–YARD WASTE

These are some of the most common YARD WASTE questions we’re asked. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Q:  Do you collect grass clippings, leaves and other yard waste?
A:  Yes. For specific information about your community please Click here or contact our office for more information.
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Q:  When does yard waste collection begin and end?
A:  Collection begins April 1st of each year and runs through the end of November. Some areas may vary slightly from this schedule. For specific information about your community please Click here or contact our office for more information.
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Q:  What is an acceptable container for yard waste?
A:  Biodegradable brown paper bags are the preferred container for yard waste. These are available for purchase at local grocery/hardware stores. You may also use a 32 gallon garbage can, but this can must be clearly marked with a large  “X” visible from all sides.
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Q:  Do you take branches?
A:  Yes, we accept branches and sticks no larger than 4″ in diameter. Branches should be no longer than 3′ in length and tied with twine in bundles weighing no more than 25 lbs.
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Q:  Can I place dirt and sod in my yard waste container?
A:  No. The compost site will not accept this material.
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Q:  Do you collect leaves?
A:  Leaves are acceptable yard waste material and should be placed in bags or containers marked with an “X”. Some municipalities have special leaf vacuuming programs in the fall. To determine if your City participates in these programs please click here or contact our office for more information.

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Phone:  815-568-7274

1050 Greenlee Street
MarengoIllinois  60152
United States


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