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Posted on: March 2, 2023

City Offers Free Yard Waste Pickup For Two Weeks

Yard Waste Bags

Geneva residents will be able to get a head start on their spring yard work with free collection available for the last two weeks in March.

The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s refuse contract with LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems). Yard waste bags set out with garbage will be picked up for free – no refuse sticker required – on residents’ regular pickup days during the weeks of March 20 and 27.

Yard waste should be placed in Kraft brown paper bags and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. While LRS strongly prefers the use of bags, residents who pay for a designated LRS yard waste cart also can use that cart during the free collection period. Accepted yard waste items include grass clippings, vines, weeds, leaves, plants, pinecones, small branches, and garden waste.

Starting with garbage collection on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, a refuse sticker will need to be affixed to each bag as part of the City’s regular yard waste program, which runs through November. Residents also can start combining food scraps with their yard waste starting in April if desired.

As a reminder, Geneva refuse stickers are scheduled to expire Friday, June 30, which is the conclusion of the City’s current garbage contract with LRS.

Tree limbs exceeding 1 inch in diameter should be disposed of as part of the City’s monthly brush pickup that is scheduled to start in April.

More information about Geneva’s refuse and recycling services can be found on the City’s website.

Optional Alternative

The City's yard waste program will operate as outlined in this news release, but the Geneva Natural Resources Committee offers an optional alternative for residents when it comes to cleaning their yards this spring. Check out the NRC article in the City's Winter Newsletter.

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