No, there are brown containers for yard waste. Yard waste containers are emptied once a week, April through the third week of November, for a fee of $14.07 per month per container.
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The hardness of the municipal water supply requires that most softeners be set at 19 grains per gallon.
The City of Kearney does offer drop-off sites for residential recyclables including rechargeable batteries and cell phones at the Public Works Building drop-off site at 1919 15th Avenue or at the Recycling Center at 3007 East 39th Street. If residents want to recycle their used electronic devices they should ask the retailer selling the new product. Some retailers offer recycling of electronics for a fee.
Section 5-211 of the Kearney City Code Collection Regulations: Use of Assigned Property. “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, or permit another to place, any garbage or trash in any receptacle, at any refuse collection point or in any garbage container used in the city container collection service, unless the garbage, trash, or refuse is from the premises served by the container or from the premises at which the container or collection point is located.”
Extra trash should be carefully transported to the Landfill and disposed of there for the appropriate fee.
Residents who observe unlawful use of the refuse collection containers should call the Police Department at 233-5250 with the description of the person using the refuse container unlawfully and that person’s vehicle description.
New Year’s DayMartin Luther King DayPresidents’ DayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans’ DayThanksgiving, both Thursday and FridayChristmas Eve and Christmas Day
Please notice that the City does not take off for Columbus Day OR Arbor Day and the Sanitation/Refuse collection schedule is not changed for these holidays.
Weather permitting means that if it is unusually cold or if the City receives a late snow in March or April, yard waste collection may begin later than the first week of April. OR if the City receives an early snow in October or early November yard waste collection may end sooner than the week before Thanksgiving. WATCH FOR NEWS RELEASES announcing the beginning and end dates for yard waste collection.
Container storage: Residents are encouraged to store their yard waste container over the winter months in order to save the Sanitation Division the time consuming task of hauling the containers in to the storage yard.
Yard waste billing: The City does not charge the monthly bill for yard waste collection over the winter months of November, December, January, February or March.