Sat 7 May, 2011
The Columbia Heights City Council voted at the April 11, 2011 meeting to offer residents yard waste carts to take care of grass clippings, leaves, etc… This would be offered through our contracted garbage provider, Veola, for an annual fee.
It needs to be clarified that this is an optional service. You do not have to pay for this cart if you choose not to use it. You can still continue to purchase the approved bags at your local garden stores or just compost your yard waste. Another option is that you can use your own designated container to dispose of these items. You just need to make sure that you do not overfill and make the container too heavy to empty.
The city will continue to only pick-up yard waste between April and November as they do now. Kevin Hanson stated that if you do not want to store the container over the winter it can be picked up by Veola to be returned in the spring.
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