Ogdensburg once again approves changes to yard waste cleanup schedule
By JIMMY LAWTON
OGDENSBURG – The city has once again approved changes to its yard waste cleanup schedule.
The new regulations were tabled at recent meetings, but modified and approved at Monday’s council meeting.In the spring, yard waste may be placed on the homeowners' property between the edge of the street and the sidewalk or along the edge of the street, if no sidewalk exists, as soon as weather permits. It is prohibited to place yard waste in the street.
Collection will start no later than May 1 of each year and will run through the week leading up to Memorial Day. The last day to place material out for pick up is the second to last Sunday in May.
There will be no penalties for putting out yard waste early during every spring cleanup cycle.
The fall cleanup will start during the last full week of October, but no later than Nov. 1. As with the spring cleanup, yard waste may be placed between the edge of the street and the sidewalk or along the edge of the street, if no sidewalk exists, on the homeowners' property. It is prohibited to place yard waste in the street. DPW will continue the fall collection until late November or until weather no longer permits. The last day to place material out for pick up is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
In addition to the spring and fall pickups, the city will conduct one summer pickup just before the annual Seaway Festival. Property owners can place their yard waste out for pick up two weeks before the festival, but no later than the Sunday prior to the commencement of the festival.
Storm related debris will be picked up by the city's DPW on an on-call basis. City residents can contact DPW during regular business hours to schedule a pickup.
Free, year-around drop off of yard waste is available to all city residents at the city's land clearing debris landfill located on outer Champlain Street on scheduled drop-off days.
Yard waste includes leaves, brush, small branches, and twigs. Tree limbs and small trees less than six inches in diameter will be accepted, but must be less than six feet in length. Larger trees and limbs taken down by the homeowner or a contractor may be dropped off at no charge at the city's landfill located on outer Champlain Street on scheduled drop-off days or on an on-call basis. The city will not pick up trees taken down by a contractor.