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Battle Creek opens up some options for yard waste pick up

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Posted at 10:08 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:08:42-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The start of yard waste pick up season was put off due to COVID-19, but the City of Battle Creeks says they are slowly going to start back up.

While most services remain canceled for now, they say they are going to start preliminarily opening up some options.

"Neighbors inside the city limits may place yard waste items at the curb on their regular trash pickup day each week, typically through the end of November." The city announced Friday.

Other options include leaving yard clippings as natural mulch, bringing it to the properly marked dumpster at the Department of Public Works, or taking yard waste to the city's compost site, at 715 W. River Road between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The compost site will be open as of April 20th.

The city asks for yard waste to be put into 4-foot bundles or specially marked containers for curbside pick up. Containers can be bought at most grocery stores, must say "Yard Waste Only" on them, and cannot weigh over 50 pounds.

For more information contact: Patty Hoch-Melluish, environmental and storm service manager, 269-966-3355 ext. 1878, pjhoch@battlecreekmi.gov