Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling Program
The City has received a grant from the Pa Department of Environmental Protection. The Street Department will collect leaves from most City streets with a vacuum system, which will allow residents to put leaves at the curb instead of placing them in bags. The leaves will be taken to a Yard Waste Recycling Site near the City Garage, where the leaves will be composted into a soil amendment.
Tree trimmings, and other yard waste materials may also be composted at the Recycling Site. Residents must take these materials to the Site. Restrictions are noted in this brochure.
BENEFITS OF PROGRAM
- Leaves and yard waste will be composted
- Leaves will be collected by the City
- Good for the environment; bags of leaves and yard waste will not go to a landfill
- Composted material is a good soil amendment for gardening and landscaping and is free to all residents
LEAF PICK UP
Leaf pick up will begin on or about October 1st and will run through December 31st. The leaves will be collected every Thursday and Friday except for Thanksgiving week when they will be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday. The leaves must be raked to the curb so the vacuum system can be utilized.
The following streets must continue to bag their leaves and put them at the curb due to street width and limited access to curbs because of parking:
- Alexander Street
- Ann Street
- Anton Street
- Carson Street
- Church Street
- Downer Street
- Elmira Street
- Finley Street
- High Street
- Hodgson Street
- Jackson Street
- Louisiana Street
- Parkinson Street
- Pleasant Street
- Scott Street
- Second Street
- Third Street – Upper
- Union Street
- Vine Street
- Waverly Street
During the summer months tree limbs and shrubbery, no bigger than 10” in diameter, and grass clippings will be accepted at the City Garage Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
The Facility is for City of Monongahela residents and businesses operating within the City of Monongahela ONLY. The Facility is monitored by cameras. Yard Waste ONLY. NO building materials, metal, plastic, paper, brick, concrete, or scrap metal permitted. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.
The City’s compost program is off to a great start. Bring your own containers to pick up compost at the City Garage Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Christopher Spahr, Street Foreman, at the City Garage (724) 258-8864.
For information regarding composting, the Master Gardeners, diseases on trees, fact sheets, etc. please contact the following:
Washington County Cooperative
Extension Office - (724) 228-6881
DEP - www.dep.state.pa.us