Aurora, IL - CITY EXTENDS FREE YARD WASTE COLLECTION INTO NEXT WEEK: APRIL 18-22

AURORA, IL - The City of Aurora is extending its free yard waste collection program one additional week from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22. 

 
NEWS RELEASE
Saturday, April 16, 2016
 
CITY EXTENDS FREE YARD WASTE COLLECTION INTO NEXT WEEK: APRIL 18-22
AURORA - The City of Aurora is extending its free yard waste collection program one additional week from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22.  
 
"It hasn't been the most ideal weather to get out into the yards and really do a thorough cleaning," said Mayor Weisner. "I've spoken with residents who could use additional time to spruce up things. Hopefully, many can take advantage of the nice weather this weekend to do so."
 
Yard Waste Extension
The extension of the Spring Yard Waste Collection program will run from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22. .During this week,, residents do not have to use waste stickers to dispose of yard waste.
 
Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon kraft paper bag and not exceed 60 pounds.  Yard waste mixed with garbage or yard waste in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.
 
Please Note: Beginning on Monday, April 25, all waste bags must be stickered. Bags without waste stickers will not be collected.  
 
Bundled Brush Collection through Early November
The Bundled Brush Collection program will continue to run as scheduled through Friday, November 4. No waste stickers are required for this collection.
 
Branches and limbs that are ½ inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length must be bundled and tied. The bundled brush should be placed at the curb in neat, manageable piles with the cut side of the limbs facing the street.  Branches and limbs that are less than ½ inch in diameter are considered yard waste.
 
Brush that is not bundled and tied will not be collected.  In addition, brush resulting from commercial tree trimming, which should be removed by the contractor, will also not be collected. 
 
Collection on Regular Garbage Day
Both yard waste and bundled brush collection will take place on the regular 
ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA

Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.  Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.  For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city's website at www.aurora-il.org.

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