By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff
The city’s curbside leaf pickup ended on Friday, November 17. Some black bags have still been observed at the curbside; as has been previously announced, the city can only pick up biobags or clear bags.
Leaf bags that are left outside for the winter will not be picked up by the city crew in the spring. Residents who still have leaves which they still wish to be composted have the option of bringing their leaves to the city garage, 150 E. Starin Rd., where one or more dumpsters will be provided, Monday through Friday, between November 20 and December 1. The facility will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.
The dumpsters are for leaves and other yard waste only. Yard waste is defined as leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and yard and garden debris. The only bags that may be placed in the dumpster are the biobags or transparent bags. Black bags must be emptied into the dumpster. Brush is not to be placed in the dumpster.
Residents requesting brush collection should call 473-0560 by 5 a.m. on Tuesday to make an appointment for pick up on Tuesdays.