Fairfield reminds residents about brush pickup, burning
The city of Fairfield will have a fall brush-only pickup starting at 7 a.m. Oct. 7. This is an ideal time for brush and tree trimming.
All brush that is burnable or could be chipped should be put in a neat pile next to the street, curbside. Nothing larger than 24 inches in diameter or 13 feet long will be picked up.
This pickup is not for leaves and yard waste, such as pulled weeds, which will continue to be picked up in the city’s yard waste bags with regular recycling pickup.
Brush must be placed by the curb and away from poles, fences and water shutoffs before Oct. 7 to ensure pickup.
If any damage occurs due to brush being placed over water shutoffs, the city will not be responsible.
Brush piles at the curb must not interfere with traffic.
Brush should not be placed at the curb before Sept. 30.
The city will have a loader and operator available to load mulch at the compost site at 20th Street and Jackson Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. A raindate is Oct. 12.
Mulch is available any time to load by individuals or contact the city Maintenance Shed at 472-4750 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment for a city employee to use the loader for loading mulch to pickup trucks and/or dump trucks.
The city will not be held liable for any damage that may occur in the loading process.
Burning of yard waste, leaves and brush is allowed during daylight hours only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only in April, October and November.
Burning also is allowed only when wind conditions are appropriate and burning must be contained and supervised at all times.
Burning is not allowed in streets or alleys.
Burning trash, household garbage and scrap building materials is not allowed.