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City issues reminder about yard waste
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MONROE - The City of Monroe stormwater utility and street departments issued a reminder to remind residents that it is against a city ordinance to deposit refuse or debris (i.e. grass clippings, leaves, dirt, limbs, etc.) into the street.

When it rains the debris is washed into the storm inlets causing backups or running into streams. In the fall during leaf collection is the only time leaves are permitted to be placed in the gutter.

Grass should be placed in a clear bag and a yard-waste sticker should be attached; it will be picked up on regular refuse collection days. Yard-waste stickers cost $2 each. Yard waste also may be taken to the Street Department for free yard-waste drop off.

Yard waste may be dropped off free of charge for Monroe residents only at the Street Department from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: April 26, May 10 and 31, June 7 and 28, July 26, Aug. 9 and 30, Sept. 6 and 27 and Oct. 11 and 25.

Saturday times and dates are from 7 a.m. to noon April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21.

Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, garden plants, sticks and branches. For more information, visit the city's website at