In 2016, the City Council approved to budget funds to expand the service which included purchasing a street sweeper with a vacuum attachment for collecting leaves without requiring residents to bag. The City purchased a street sweeper in July and has spent several months working through details of collection and disposal of such items to determine the most effective and efficient means of handling yard waste.
Starting November 1, 2016, the residents will no longer be required to call-in and request a pickup for limb or leave collection.
“City services for yard waste collection simply were not adequate enough to meet the demand of our residents,” Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker reports. “As a result, residents were disposing of limbs and leaves by their own means which usually included burning their yard waste in ditches and curbs; creating drainage issues across town.”
City officials hope this new Tuesday yard waste collection, will encourage residents to not burn leaves or limbs; clogging our community’s drainage ditches.
“The benefits of regular yard waste pickup are huge for our community,” continued Mayor Tucker. “This is one extra way the city can help residents keep our city clean and safe, and hopefully significantly reduce burning.”
To have leaves and small limbs picked-up by city crews on the weekly Tuesday’s collection program, residents must have items placed at the curb (within 5 feet of the edge of the street or sidewalk) by 6:00AM. Yard Waste items should not be placed at the curb any earlier than the day before collection day. Although, calling-in to be placed on the pickup list is not a requirement, it is still highly encouraged to ensure city crews do not miss your home. Call 870-367-3415.
- Leaves un-bagged
- Small Limbs (less than 10 inch diameter and 6 foot in length)
NOT Allowed (Take to County Landfill)
- Construction Waste
- Dirt and rocks
- Larger Limbs
- Stump & Roots
- Large Bushes/ Hedges
- Fencing or Structure
All yard waste collected is processed at the city’s transfer station on Old Warren Road into public mulch and compost available for free pickup to any Monticello resident.
If you have questions regarding acceptable items for pick-up or pick-up schedules, please call City Hall, 870-367-4400