Here is a note from our amazing Street and Sanitation Department:
It has finally quit snowing! We know that everyone is anxious to get outside to clean up their yards.
The West Lafayette Street Department would like to remind our great citizens of the polices for disposal of yard waste to ensure your items are collected as quickly as possible.
- As of July 1, 2013, the City does not collect grass clippings with weekly yard waste. The City is encouraging residents to recycle their grass clippings by leaving them on their lawn, using them as mulch or composting them. Grass clippings are an excellent source for providing nutrients to the soil, reducing the need to fertilize your yard. Please check the attached flyer for more information about how to dispose of grass clippings.
- Leaves and other short, loose yard debris should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your normal yard waste collection day. The leaf vac is only scheduled to run in the fall when most of the leaves drop from the trees.
- Branches should be no longer than 4 feet and no more than 4 inches in diameter.
- We do not pick up dirt or sod. These items can be very heavy, putting our employees at risk for injury.
You can find more information on the City’s web site.
Another resource, created by the City, is their handy grass clipping and recycling info sheet.
Thank you, as always, for your cooperation.
Our very own City’s West Lafayette Tree Friends group has released their Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule. New Chauncey neighbors (and others) are more than welcome to help the team perform their annual pruning efforts. You can contact Bev Shaw (765-775-5161) if you have any questions.
This year’s schedule runs on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:
4/10 Brixford & Tunbridge (west end of Tunbridge). Prune Brixford, Tunbridge, then continue to the east
4/17 Lincoln at Robinson, then left on Rose
4/24 Mulch trees on Tapawingo South
5/1 Take the week off!
5/8 Sylvia at Grant (and to the south)
5/15 Stadium at Grant (and to the north)
5/22 Stadium at Robinson
5/29 Evergreen at Hayes
You can also follow the West Lafayette Tree Friends on Facebook.
If you looked out your window or went for a walk around our neighborhood on the morning of Saturday, April 5th, you would have seen dozens of Purdue students (thanks to the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development), working alongside neighbors, to get the streets, sidewalks, yards, and alleys in a better state for the upcoming Spring season.
One component that weekend was the annual CleanSweep program. We picked up over 21 bags of garbage (thank you Jeff for the truck!) and thanks to the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation Department, we disposed of them safely.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this neighborhood collaboration with Purdue University and the City a huge success.
We are working with the team at Purdue to make it even better. If you have any thoughts, please send them our way.