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"Merry Mulch" makes a return to Dubuque

DUBUQUE (KWWL)-- The city of Dubuque is again sponsoring its "Merry Mulch" Christmas Tree Collection and Composting Program.

The City will provide curbside collection of natural Christmas trees, yard waste, and food scraps for two weeks starting Jan. 5 and ending on Jan. 16.

Residents are being asked to set out their trees (maximum of 8ft.) and other compostables should be put next to their refuse on their normal collection day. 

  • Crews appreciate very large trees cut in half. 
  • The tree must have either one City Brush-Tie or one yellow City Yard Waste Sticker attached and visible from the street or alley. 
  • Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, nails, stands or plastic bags from the tree. 
  • Yard waste bags and rigid containers with attached yellow City Yard Waste Stickers will also be collected.  2009 full-year Yard Waste Decals are valid and currently available for purchase at City Hall - Utility Billing for $28.00.

Wreathes and garland contain too much wire to compost, and Flocked trees are not compostable. You must attach a green City Garbage Sticker on each of these items, along with every additional bundle, item, bag, or can in excess of your household's first base container and any additional subscribed containers.  For additional information, please call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 589-4250.

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