City announces change to yard waste collection schedule

Staff report

The last week of the city of Sidney winter yard waste collection program will be April 11-15, 2016.

Effective May 1, 2016, the city’s solid waste contractor, Republic Services, will begin summer yard waste collection service. Republic has announced that yard waste will be collected on each residents regular trash collection day; it will no longer be collected only on Friday, unless Friday is the residents regular trash/recycling collection day. Republic will use a separate yard waste truck for collection, so residents must continue to keep yard waste separate from trash/recyclables. In addition, limbs, branches and brush must be tied in manageable bundles with rope of twine (no wire permitted) in lengths not to exceed 4 feet.

Yard waste must be placed at the curb in biodegradable Kraft Bags which can be purchased at the city of Sidney Revenue Collection Department or in 30 gallon (or smaller) trash receptacles weighing no more than 60 pounds each. Residents on the low volume bag service will need to continue to purchase yard waste stickers. Additional yard waste guidelines can be found online at

For additional information or questions contact Republic Services at 800-686-1732.

Staff report