Friday, October 26, 2012

City of Oshkosh leaf collection undergoes revision

(Oshkosh, WI) Due to safety concerns, the Wisconsin State Patrol has instructed the city of
Oshkosh to discontinue use of its one-person leaf vacuum trucks. Crews will be using alternative methods for leaf collection, which will lead to delays in the previously advertised schedule.

Citizens with a permit are encouraged to bring their leaves to the yard waste drop-off site located at 639 Witzel Ave. (entrance off Idaho Street). The hours of operation for the dropoff site have been revised to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please remember that all yard waste transported to the drop-off site must be properly secured with a tarp.

In addition, the Sanitation Division will also collect leaves and flower/garden waste placed in paper biodegradable bags during the brush collection week, scheduled for Nov. 5 to Nov. 9. Biodegradable bags can not exceed a weight of 50 pounds, and bags containing grass clippings will not be collected.

As another alternative, residents are also encouraged to recycle their leaves at their residence by mulching them into their lawn or by creating a compost area.

Citizens are asked to exercise extra patience during this collection season, and are reminded that leaves should still be raked to the terrace for pickup. Loose leaf collection from the terrace will end on Nov. 16.

For more information on loose leaf collection, please visit the city’s website at or contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383.


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