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Recycle Your Yard Waste Free Drop-Off Saturday

Get rid of grass clippings, brush, twigs, branches, leaves and garden waste for free this Saturday, September 19, 2020. Residents of Allen County can drop-off the debris at our Biosolids facility located at 6202 Lake Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Saturday.

Residents may unload and drop-off loose material from a truck bed or waste in biodegradable paper bags. Items such as root balls with soil attached, gravel, topsoil, and construction debris cannot be accepted. Plastic bags are also not acceptable for drop off. The drop off is in conjunction with the City’s Great American Cleanup event.

The Biosolids Handling Facility processes leaves, yard waste and residuals from Fort Wayne’s Water Filtration and Water Pollution Control Plants and turns them into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

The facility also grinds logs and tree branches to create mulch. Both products are available for free to those who load it into their vehicle themselves. There is a fee if City Utilities’ employees load the product.

Keeping these items from going to the landfill reduces the City’s fees at the landfill and saves space and lengthens the landfill’s life.

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