Green waste pickup to begin Monday for inside district

Published Apr 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Department of Public Works will begin the weekly collection of green waste and brush for the inside district starting Monday, April 16.

DPW crews will pick up green waste the day before an area’s regular rubbish pickup day.

For example if a resident’s rubbish day is Tuesday, green waste will be picked up on Monday.

This schedule will continue until the leaf schedule begins in the fall.

Contractors are prohibited from placing green waste and brush at the curb; they are responsible for disposal. 

All green waste must be in containers; no loose piles of green waste will be picked up. Use either up to five 30-gallon containers or five 30-gallon 100 percent biodegradable lawn-and-leaf paper bags, as plastic bags will be left at the curb.

Each container or bag must weigh no more than 50 pounds. No foreign matter should be co-mingled with green waste, including paper, household garbage, stones, concrete or animal feces. 

Brush and limbs should be cut up, and cannot be more than 5 feet in length with butt ends toward the road. Limbs should be no larger than six inches in diameter and manageable by hand. There will be no shrub or root ball pickup at the curb. 

All Rome residents can bring their green waste, brush, limbs larger than six inches in diameter and shrubs or root balls to the City Yard at 132 Race St. between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays or 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning Saturday, April 14. 

For questions, call the Department of Public Works at