2012 Yard Waste Program Information Announced

The City of Marion is announcing information related to its 2012 yard waste program.  Due to continued budget cuts in 2012, this year’s program will essentially follow a once per month collection pattern, although some additional support may be available during April and May.  Following is a list the weeks in which yard waste is scheduled for collection at curbside during 2012:

• April 2 – 6          • July 2 – 6 • October 1 – 5    
• May 7 – 11 • August 6 – 10 • November 5 – 9
• June 4 – 8 • September 4 – 7  

As observed in the past, the City will not pick up grass clippings at the curbside.  Branches must be bundled and cut in lengths no longer than 5 feet.  Curbside pick up for yard waste occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up - Monday yard waste pick up).

Residents may drop off grass clippings and yard waste materials free of charge to Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc., located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass), from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Beginning in April, Park Enterprise Construction will be open on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Requirements for grass and yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location to verify proof of City residency (Photo ID with address).
  2. Items being dropped off must be weighed by Park Enterprise employee before materials are discarded.
  3. Residents using plastic bags are required to remove waste from bags and then discard of plastic bags properly.  Paper biodegradable bags are available at most local retail stores.

For additional information on Park Enterprise acceptance program or to verify hours of operation, please call 223-7275.


Additional Information:  City Sanitation and Streets Department  740-382-1479