Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

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Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents can bring their grass clippings, brush, twigs/branches, leaves and garden waste to City Utilities’ Biosolids Handling Facility on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The drop-off is free for residents of Allen County and is in conjunction with the City’s Great American Cleanup day. The free event does not apply to landscape/lawn or other businesses. The facility is at 6202 Lake Avenue.

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 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 residents who load it into their vehicle themselves. There is a fee if City Utilities’ employees load the product.

Officials say that keeping these items from going to the landfill reduces the City’s fees at the landfill and saves space and lengthens the life of the landfill.

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