Greenville has new leaf and brush options

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 7:17 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013

GREENVILLE — Residents in the city of Greenville will have to find a new option to dispose of their yard waste.

As of July 15, the city will no longer be picking up leaves, brush and grass clippings from the curbside.

“Flyers have gone out (to residents) stating where people can bring the brush,” Greenville City Manager George Bosanic said.

According to the flyer, the service is moving from a pickup service to a drop off service where residents can drop off biodegradable bags of yard waste at the city compost site.

Only city residents will be able to drop off bags of yard waste to the site located at 1150 Owen Mumaw Drive, where residents will have to produce a valid driver’s license.

Residents that are unable to haul the bags can solicit the services of lawn care providers, however, they will need a copy of the resident’s license whether a photocopy or cell phone photo.

The dates and hours of the city compost site are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

This change comes after a “tough budget” was passed by City Council earlier this month.

“We are in a tough spot right now,” Bosanic said.

During the meeting, the council also discussed the option for residents to start their own compost site on their properties.

Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe said there is an ordinance in place within the city that tells where and how residents can have a compost site.

“The ordinance is pretty detailed with steps on where how it can be conducted,” said Councilman Brian Greene. “The Planning Commission worked on it for a long time.”

Bosanic also noted there will not be an end of the month pickup and, as of now, it is possible there will not be a spring cleanup.

“We are listening to folks where we can,” Bosanic said. “We don’t want to do this.”

Any yard waste placed by the curb after July 15 will be considered a violation and removed at the owner’s expense.

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