Yard waste can be burned in April; brush pickup set for May 6
Burning within the Fairfield city limits is allowed during the month of April during daylight hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Burning is allowed only when wind conditions are appropriate and must be contained and supervised at all times. No burning is allowed in city streets or alleys.
Yard waste, brush and limbs can be burned, but trash, household garbage or scrap building materials cannot be burned.
Burning also is allowed during October and November.
For information about burning, contact the Fairfield Fire Department at the non-emergency number: 472-9212.
The citywide spring brush pickup will start at 7 a.m. May 6. Brush should not be put out before April 29.
All combustible and chippable brush — nothing bigger than 24-inches in diameter and 13-feet in length — should be put in a neat pile adjacent to the street, but away from poles, fences and water shut-off valves.
The city no longer conducts the annual bulk item trash pickup due to rising costs and funding deficits. Residents need to contact waste haulers about bulk trash removal or donate reusable items to the numerous local resell businesses.
City code prohibits trash in yards and city right-of-way areas. Violators can be fined if the items are not removed.
The city will have a loader and operator to load free mulch from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 at the lot south of the Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store. The rain date will be 8 a.m. to noon May 4.
People can load the mulch themselves at any time or call the city shed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 472-4750 to make an appointment for a city employee to use a loader for the loading of pickup trucks and dump trucks.