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Aurora yard waste, brush collection to start in April

The city of Aurora’s yard waste collection begins in April, and the pickup is free for the first two weeks.

Residents will not have to use waste stickers from April 1 to 12. Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag not to exceed 60 pounds.

Starting April 15, a waste sticker, which is the same one used for garbage, must be attached to the bag. Yard waste mixed with garbage or yard waste in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected, city officials said.

Residents are not required to use waste stickers as part of the free unbundled brush collection, which also begins in April.

Branches and limbs that are a half-inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length can be placed at the curb. Brush that is less than a half-inch in diameter is considered yard waste. Brush should be placed in neat, manageable piles with the cut side of the limbs facing the street. Tangled and unmanageable piles will not be collected, according to the city.

Brush resulting from commercial tree trimming jobs is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and will not be collected.

Both yard waste and unbundled brush collection take place on residents’ regular garbage day. The items should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. for pickup.

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