Sidney residents reminded about yard waste pickup

Staff report

SIDNEY — Weekly collection of yard waste on Fridays by the city contractor, Republic Services, ends Nov. 27 for the season, Sidney city officials said. Weekly yard waste collection resumes May 1 each season.

Monthly collection of yard waste by city of Sidney crews begins the second week of December and continues through the second week of April. During monthly collection, all yard waste should be out for pickup on residents’ normal trash pickup day during the second week of each month. The actual pickup day may be later in the week depending on volume. It may take more than one week to complete the collection.

Weather permitting, the following is the typical schedule for the monthly collection: second week in December; second week in January (Christmas tree pickup); second week in February; second week in March; and second week in April.

Christmas trees and seasonal greenery will be picked up by Republic for two weeks after Christmas. The city will pick up the remaining trees and greenery the second week in January. Residents are reminded to remove trees from bags unless they are biodegradable (paper) bags. Yard waste stickers are not required for Christmas trees and/or seasonal greenery.

Artificial trees or greenery will not be picked up with yard waste. They should be placed in the regular trash.

Yard waste guidelines are the same for weekly and monthly collection:

• Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. There are no alley pickups of yard waste.

• All yard waste must be contained by box, trash can, biodegradable bag or bundle of material.

• Yard waste bundles must be wrapped with rope or heavy twine (no wire).

• Yard waste containers or bundles cannot exceed 60 pounds.

• Branches and brush must be 2 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length.

• A yard waste sticker is required on each bag or bundle only if you are using the city’s bag system for trash.

Questions about winter yard waste disposal? Call the Sidney Service Center at 498-8117 or visit

Staff report