Burlington, Ia- The Burlington Curbside Leaf Collection has been changed. Burlington Solid Waste crews will continue to collect leaves, lawn and garden residue and twigs no larger than 1″ in diameter for 7 weeks in the fall and 3 weeks in the spring.
The material must be in paper yard waste bags. The City will no longer collect yard waste from 33-gallon cans or the city supplied carts. Approved paper yard waste bags are available at various retail outlets.
It is illegal to rake, blow or deposit leaves or other yard waste onto the street, sidewalk or alley.
The collection is the day after trash collection at the curb even if your garbage is picked up in the alley.
Bags with tape or staples or that weight more than 40 pounds will be left uncollected.
No garbage or trash may be mixed in with yard waste.
Property owners may otherwise contract with private haulers for yard waste collection, or self-haul yard waste to the landfill for free disposal.
To see the full Leaf Collection Schedule visit burlingtoniowa.org