In the past few weeks, more improper yard waste disposal incidents have been plaguing the City of Sturgeon Bay's garbage pickup. Municipal Services Director Mike Barker reminds residents that tree branches, weeds, leaves, and grasses should be taken to the compost site. Last week, a grinder was brought in for producing wood chips that are available for residents to pick up. Barker shares the city’s primary objective at the compost site.
Barker adds that rocks mixed into the piles of yard waste can damage the equipment. Tree limbs of up to six inches in diameter can be dropped off at the compost site located at 1531 Division Road. The compost site is open to the public during the day in the summer from 8 am until 4:30 pm on weekdays, and 8 am until 2 pm on weekends.