Dubuque's 'Merry Mulch' Collection Runs Jan. 2-13
Dec. 29, 2022
The City of Dubuque is again offering its “Merry Mulch” natural Christmas tree collection program from Jan. 2 through Jan. 13.
Residents can set out natural Christmas trees on their normal collection day to be collected and composted. The tree must have either one City brush tie or one City yard waste sticker attached and visible. Both brush ties and yard waste stickers are sold at most grocery, discount, and hardware stores throughout Dubuque, as well as at City Hall.
Trees must be a maximum of eight feet high. Crews appreciate if very large trees are cut in half with segments not exceeding five feet in height.
The City asks that residents remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, nails, stands or plastic bags which cannot be composted. Wreaths and garland contain too much wire to compost. Flocked trees are not compostable. Consider reusing/repurposing these items before disposing of them with your regular garbage.
For additional information, please call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or visit www.cityofdubuque.org/yardwaste.
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