City yard waste disposal guidelines updated

The City of Decorah has implemented important updates to the City Code regarding the handling of logs, tree branches, and brush at the City’s Yard Waste Site. These changes are designed to streamline yard waste management and ensure efficient processing of materials. All contractors and residents are required to follow the new guidelines, which are effective immediately.

Updated Guidelines:

1. Logs (over 8” in diameter):

· All logs over eight inches in diameter must be cut into lengths that do not exceed twelve feet and deposited in the designated area for firewood.

2. Tree Branches and Brush (under 8” in diameter):

· All tree branches and brush under eight inches in diameter deposited by homeowners must be cut into lengths that do not exceed twelve feet and deposited in the designated area for tree branches and brush.

· All tree branches and brush under eight inches in diameter, resulting from contractor operations, must be chipped and deposited in the designated area for woodchips.

 

Important Reminder:

Any contractor intending to deposit tree materials at the Yard Waste Site must have a valid Annual License for Tree Contractors with the City of Decorah, and the materials must originate from within city limits. Also, NO GARBAGE is allowed to be deposited at the Yard Waste Site.

Call Sam Hogenson, City Forester, at 563-277-5153 with any questions or for clarification on the amendments.

he City of Decorah is dedicated to maintaining a clean, safe, and environmentally friendly community. Our ongoing efforts in urban fTorestry and waste management are part of our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all residents.

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