Due to the unseasonable weather and cold temperatures, the Spring yard waste collection program initially scheduled to conclude on Friday, April 13 has been extended one additional week.
"We heard from our residents and reached out to our vendor," said Aurora Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson. "We are pleased to be able to offer this extension. This will give us a little extra time to get outside and into our yards as the weather warms up a bit."
ONE WEEK EXTENSION
The Spring Yard Waste Collection program began Monday, April 2 and will now run through Friday, April 20. During this time, residents do not have to use waste stickers to dispose of yard waste.
Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon kraft paper bag and not exceed 60 pounds. Yard waste mixed with garbage or yard waste in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.
Beginning Monday, April 23, a waste sticker, which is the same one used for excess garbage, must be attached to the bag.
BUNDLED BRUSH COLLECTION THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER
The Bundled Brush Collection program also begins on Monday, April 2 and runs through Friday, November 2. No waste stickers are required for this collection.
Branches and limbs that are ½ inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length must be bundled and tied. The bundled brush should be placed at the curb in neat, manageable piles with the cut side of the limbs facing the street. Branches and limbs that are less than ½ inch in diameter are considered yard waste.
Brush that is not bundled and tied will not be collected. In addition, brush resulting from commercial tree trimming, which should be removed by the contractor, will also not be collected.
COLLECTION ON REGULAR GARBAGE DAY
Both yard waste and bundled brush collection will take place on the regular garbage collection day and should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. that morning.