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Leaves, Mulch, and Composting Information

Posted September 20, 2012 in Community Blogs

It is that time of year when we are seeing the leaves on trees starting to change their color and eventually fall to the ground.  The City of Webster City offers an Annual City Wide Leaf Pick Up that will be held this fall on Tuesday, November 13 beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Residents are asked to have their leaves in plastic bags and on the curb.  These bags need to be tied and we ask that no other types of yard waste (e.g., twigs) are placed in these bags Crews will make one pass through the city.  Volunteers are also needed to help pick up leaves and place them in the compost pile.

Speaking of compost, the City also provides an area that residents can drop off any type of yard waste that might include leaves, grass clippings and garden waste.  After Halloween we also have inquiries as to the disposal of pumpkins.  We do allow pumpkins at the compost site as long as there are not any nonorganic materials (i.e., candles) inside the pumpkins.  One thing the city will then do is to create yard waste rows and let the organic material break down into compost.  This compost makes a great natural fertilizer for yards, gardens, and flower beds.  There is no charge for persons to take this compost.

In addition to a compost drop off site, the City also has a tree/brush drop off site in which residents can take any trees, shrubs, or brush.  This area is also located off East Ohio Street near the Street Department and Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Once a year the City hires a contractor to grind all of this material into organic compost that is also free to residents.

Please contact me at 515-832-9193 if you have any questions.  Have a great week.


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