OnFocus – Advanced Disposal will be collecting yard waste and leaves in the City of Marshfield.
Yard Waste & Leaf Pickup:
All yard waste and leaves to be picked up must be enclosed in “Kraft” brown paper bags or a reusable container. All materials should be placed curbside the night before or by 6:00 am on the day of your garbage pickup and will be picked up separately from garbage during the designated weeks.
Please note: a reusable container is defined as any container constructed of metal or plastic with a capacity not exceeding 30 gallons, a loaded weight of not more than 50 lbs., a tight fitting lid and handles of adequate strength for lifting.
A cardboard box is not considered a reusable container to hold yard waste or brush.
Brush & Branches Pickup: October 19-22
All brush and branches must be bundled and tied in 1-foot diameter bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length or placed in a reusable container on lengths not to exceed four feet in length or six inches in diameter. All materials should be placed curbside the night before or by 6:00am on the day of your garbage pickup and will be picked up separately from garbage during the designated weeks.
Yard Waste Drop Off
Residents living in City of Marshfield residents may also drop off yard waste, brush and branches 24/7 at no charge at the compost site located at 18th St. and Hume Ave., Marshfield.
More than 50 percent of the annual amount of phosphorus in urban storm water can come from leaves in the street. When it rains, storm water flows through leaf piles in streets, creating a “leaf tea” that is rich in dissolved phosphorus. This “leaf tea” travels through storm sewers, making its way to lakes, rivers and streams.
Too much phosphorus can lead to toxic algae blooms, low oxygen levels and green murky waters, none of which are good for animals living in the water or recreation.
A few tips for leaves:
1. Safely remove leaves from the street in front of your home before it rains.
2. Follow the City’s guidelines for leaf collection or recycle leaves on your property.
3. Remove leaves and debris from storm drains.
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