How do I dispose of yard waste?
Yard waste is defined as grass clippings, leaves and non-woody plant matter. Burlington does have a Bagged Leaves collection program, conducted for three weeks in the spring and seven weeks in the fall, during which yard waste, too, will be collected.

Local commercial haulers, LaVeine Sanitation (319-753-0405) and Floyd's EZ-Way (319-752-5394), provide seasonal collection of yard waste. Call for details.

Yard waste is also accepted free of charge at Des Moines County Regional Landfill year-round. Material must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags must be emptied by the resident. All loads delivered to the landfill must be secured to prevent litter along the roadway. In most cases, this will require a tarp. Unsecured loads are charged a $10 surcharge. The material is composted and the finished product is available to the public for free. The landfill has a paved drop off site for citizens. The landfill hours of operation are M-F, 8-4 and Sat, 8-noon.

Composting and mulching are other means for dealing with yard waste. Information on backyard composting is available at the Des Moines County Extension Office, the Des Moines County Area Recyclers, Burlington Public Library and on the Internet. A demonstration area is on display at the Area Recyclers, 1818 West Burlington Ave, for public education.

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