Garden waste sorting starts on Friday

LINCOLN, Neb. (LTU Press Release) – Beginning Friday, April 1, Lincoln Garbage Collectors will collect grass and leaves (yard waste), separately from household trash.

State law requires that from April 1 through November 30, yard waste must be segregated from other household waste. Tree clippings, yard waste and weeds can be included in regular household waste.

Separate collection of grass and leaves is provided by local garbage collectors for a fee. Those who do not subscribe to the special collection have three options:

  • Place only grass and leaves in paper yard waste bags and transport to the North 48th Street Solid Waste Management Facility at 5101 North 48th Street
  • Hire a lawn service to collect yard waste for composting or mulch clippings and leaves in the yard
  • Mulch or compost yard waste to help add nutrients to your garden

Residents who sign up for curbside yard waste collection must begin separating yard waste from their household garbage after their last garbage collection in March.

Approved collection containers include paper yard waste bags available at retailers; 32 gallon containers with tight fitting lids; or 95 gallon containers provided by garbage collectors. For more information on curbside collection, contact your garbage collector.

“Residents who bring their grass and leaves to the transfer station or use a yard waste service are reminded that trash, trash, dog toys or other items are not permitted in the yard waste. garden,” said Willa DiCostanzo, waste diversion coordinator for Lincoln Transportation. and Utilities.

“Place your leaves and grass in paper bags, not plastic. Garden waste is then turned into compost, called EarthFuel (formerly known as LinGro). We thank the residents of Lincoln for helping to increase community sustainability by producing quality compost.

The City inspects incoming yard waste loads at the composting facility. If rubbish is found mixed with garden waste, the garbage collector may charge an additional fee to his customers.

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