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Fall brush pick-up starts Oct. 2

Sep 18, 2017

The city of Fairfield has announced it will pick up brush from residences beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 2.

The city’s guidelines for acceptable brush are as follows:

• All brush (burnable/chippable) should be put in a neat pile adjacent to the street (curbside).

• Brush pick-up is for residential use only. The city will not pick up from businesses.

• Nothing larger than 24 inches in diameter and 13 feet in length will be accepted.

This does not include leaves and yard waste, which will continue to be picked up in the city yard waste bags with regular recycling pickup.

• Brush must be placed by the curb and away from poles, fences, and water shut-offs before Oct. 2nd to ensure pick up. City crews will not make a second trip.

If any damage occurs due to brush being placed over water shut-offs, the city will not be responsible.

• Piles must not interfere with traffic.

• The city asks residents not put brush out before Sept. 25

• This will be an ideal time to do any brush /tree trimming.


Compost site

Any resident of the city of Fairfield may utilize the compost site by hauling their own brush, limbs and yard clippings to the compost site. Signs are posted at designated areas for their specific type of yard waste, please compost accordingly.

The compost site is not for use by contractors.



Burning of yard waste, leaves and brush is allowed during the daylight hours only, in the months of April, October and November on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. Such burning is allowable only when wind conditions are appropriate and must be contained and supervised at all times.

Burning is not allowed in streets or alleys. Burning of trash and household garbage and scrap building materials is not allowed.



Other yard waste disposal

For yard and garden waste, such as grass clippings and leaves (but not brush or limbs), “Waste Management Yard Waste” bags may be purchased at City Hall for $1.25 each. These bags will need to be placed on the curb and will be picked up on your regular trash day. Please place these 3 feet away from household trash.


Tree planting

Those interested in removing or planting trees in the city right-of-way must first file an application and obtain approval from the planning administrator. There is no cost to this.

Further information can be obtained at the city’s website: cityoffairfieldiowa.com.


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