Put green waste in containers, city reminds residents

Published May 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

All green waste must be
containerized for collection in Rome after this week, according to a city announcement to remind residents of the proper method of disposal.

Residents must use either 30-gallon containers or 30-gallon 100 percent biodegradable lawn-and-leaf paper bags, officials said, adding that each container or bag cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.

Plastic bags, loose piles of green waste and city-issued garbage and recycling containers filled with green waste will not be collected and will be left at the curb and will be the responsibility of the property owner.

No foreign matter should be co-mingled with green waste, the city added. This includes paper, household garbage, stones, concrete and animal feces.

Brush and limbs should be cut down to less than five feet in length with butt ends toward the road, and limbs should be no larger than six inches in diameter and manageable by hand.

There will be no shrub or root ball collection at the curb. 

All Rome residents can bring their green waste, brush, limbs larger than six inches in diameter and shrubs and root balls to the city yard at 132 Race St. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 

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