The yard waste/brush drop off site is now closed for Yard/Garden Waste. The drop off site will be open for Holiday Tree Collection from December 28, 2013 through January 12, 2014.
As of 2012, curbside collection was changed to a fee-based service. Materials must be placed in bags with Village-issued stickers in order to be collected curbside. Non-expiring stickers will cost $2 per bag (up to 50 gallon) and will be sold in multiples of 5 at all municipal facilities and several retail outlets. Another disposal option is to transport materials to the free drop-off site at the Public Works facility at 5115 Terminal Drive.
The 2014 Yard/Garden Waste curbside collection schedule is as follows:
- Week of May 12th (the whole village)
- Week of November 17th (the whole village)
Please follow the yard/garden waste guidelines below:
Place all material curbside in open bags or trash containers by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of the collection week.
All bags must have a Village-issued sticker on bags in order to be collected.
Include leaves, garden waste, thatch, grass clippings, non-woody plant materials, and evergreen clippings (less than six inches in length).
Material must be clean of debris or it will be left on site.
Do not rake leaves into the street - place on the backside of the curb.
Barnes, Inc. will be the contractor for curbside brush chipping. The 2014 Brush Chipping curbside schedule is as follows:
Zone 1 - Weeks of April 21st and October 27th.
Zone 2 - Weeks of April 28th and November 3rd.
Zone 3 - Weeks of May 5th and November 10th.
Zone 1: East of Highway 51, North of the railroad tracks and Broadhead Street, West of Marsh Road.
Zone 2: East of Marsh Road, Milwaukee Street and creamery Road.
Zone 3: All remaining areas.
Please follow the brush chipping guidelines below to help the contractor do their job more efficiently and safely:
Place all material curbside by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of the collection week. The chipping contractor will only make one pass through each section.
Brush pieces should be no longer than 10 feet and no shorter than 6 inches.
Brush should not be greater than three inches in diameter.
Place the cut ends of the brush parallel to the curb and stacked in neat piles with the cut ends pointed in the same direction as traffic.
Material must be free of waste that may clog chipping equipment.
Yard Waste/Brush Drop-Off Site
The yard waste and brush drop-off site located at the Public Works Facility on Terminal Drive accepts yard waste and brush from McFarland residents. The operating hours of the yard waste/brush drop-off site are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., seven days a week. The site will open on or after April 1, 2014, weather dependent.
What is accepted?
Brush must be no larger than 3 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length
What is not accepted?
Base Root Balls
There are separate dumping areas for yard waste and brush. Please stack your material as close to the back wall as possible to conserve space.
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