City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon today reminded residents that they need to continue to separate their grass and leaves from their household trash until December 1.
The Nebraska Integrated Solid Waste Management Act requires that grass and leaves be separated from household trash from April 1 through November 30 of each year. During these months, grass and leaves are diverted to the City's compost facility, and local waste haulers charge a separate fee for the yard waste collection.
Residents can place their grass and leaves with their household trash from December 1 through March 31. However, additional fees may be charged for regular waste collection based on volume and weight of the leaves and grass collected.