Weekly yard waste collection for residential customers will begin twice weekly on Monday, October 2nd and will continue each Monday and Friday until November 27.
Materials are to be placed curbside in brown paper yard waste bags or in containers no larger than 30 gallons. It is recommended that materials be placed out the evening before collection.
It is unlawful to place grass, leaves or any other material in the curb or street.
Open burning of landscape waste is permitted with the following restrictions:
- Between the hours of 3:00 PM prevailing time and sunset on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week and between the hours of 9:00 AM prevailing time and sunset on Saturdays unless either of those days falls on Halloween and/or days designated by the City Council for community-wide trick or treating
- On the premise where such waste is generated
- Open burning does not occur within six feet of any street or alley, on any street, sidewalk, alley or public ditch
- Open burning is constantly attended by a competent and responsible person until such burning is extinguished
- When such burning does not create a visibility hazard on public streets, alleys, sidewalks, etc.
Open burning of landscape waste only shall be permitted. Landscape waste means dry leaves and untreated wood and branches smaller than two (2) inches in diameter but does not include noxious weeds or grass clippings.
Open burning of any garbage, waste, refuse, rubbish or substance of any kind other than landscape waste is prohibited. According to city ordinance, no person shall throw, place, or deposit or cause to be deposited any yard waste (including but not limited to grass clippings, leaves, other yard waste and substances, garbage, etc.) upon any street, alley, ditch or public grounds, or upon any property of another within the limits of the city.
Any person convicted of any violation of these ordinances may be fined not less than $25 or nor more than $500 for each day a violation occurs.
The City of Morrison would like to remind the public to be conscientious of your neighbors and the general public when considering lawful open burning. Due to allergies, asthma, and other health issues, some individuals must alter their everyday activities to avoid their exposure to outside air conditions because of open burning especially during this time of year. Weekly yard waste collection is one (of several) alternatives to open burning.