DANVILLE — The city's yard waste collection program begins today (Monday, April 1) with the spring cleanup collection period.
The yard waste collection program has three specific time periods.
— Spring cleanup, which is weekly pickup of toters and yard waste bags that begins today and lasts until April 26.
— Toter collection, which is bi-weekly pickup of toters that begins April 29 and lasts until Sept. 27.
— Fall cleanup, which is weekly pickup of toters and yard waste bags that begins Sept. 30 and lasts until Dec. 13.
During the spring cleanup period, yard waste will be collected weekly and on the same day as regular household service. It should be placed at the curb or street edge no later than 6 a.m. on your collection day and no earlier than 4 p.m. the night prior to collection. Yard waste should not be placed along or in an alley.
From today through April 26, all yard waste collected within the city must be placed in either a toter with a 2013 yard waste sticker attached or an approved two-ply paper yard waste bag. Two-ply paper yard waste bags are available at various retail stores. The pricing is set by the stores. No tape or adhesive is permitted on yard waste bags and yard waste contained in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected.
Brush should be placed no closer than 2 feet from the toter, bundled, tied with cotton twine or string, and no larger than 3 inches in diameter or more than 4 feet long. Yard waste stickers are $30, toters are $65 and both are sold at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St. Stickers are good for one calendar year. Yard waste zone maps and rules are available on the city website at cityofdanville.org. For more information, call 431-2288.