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287.07 (2) of the Wisconsin Statues banned land-filling of yard waste beginning on January 3rd, 1993.
78-107(3) of the Racine Municipal Code requires residential properties to recycle their yard waste per the rules and regulations of the Green Racine Yardcare Program.
Yard waste means: uncontaminated leaves; grass clippings; yard and garden debris and brush, including clean woody vegetative material no greater than 4 inches in diameter excluding stumps; roots and shrubs with intact root balls. Yard waste containing solid waste, foreign matter.
Rules and Regulations:
Per section 82-32 of the Municipal Code, yard waste can only be placed along the curb-line / in gutters from October 1st through November 30th.
If yard waste is placed in the gutter outside of these time periods, a notice directing the resident of the abutting property to remove the yard waste within 24 hours will be delivered / posted to the front door of the abutting property. If the yard waste isn't removed from the gutter within 24 hours, a Department of Public Works crew will remove the waste, and the abutting property owner will be billed for the labor, equipment and disposal costs incurred, per Sections
78-5 of the Municipal Code.
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