City’s Yard Waste Program Makes Minor Service Changes Due to COVID-19

Amid public health concerns, the City of Gillette’s residential yard waste program announced changes to its services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the City’s curbside yard waste pickup will begin for the season as scheduled on Wednesday, April 1, the yard waste drop-off site, near 3101 S. Garner Lake Rd. adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, will remain closed to the public for the next several weeks, per a March 25 release from the City. The drop-off site will reopen as soon as possible, the release said.

The curbside collection of yard waste is an opt-in program where Gillette homeowners may receive, on a voluntary basis and by subscription only, a 96-gallon tan roll-out bin to dispose of yard waste.

Participating residents are asked to have their tan rollout to the curb by 7 a.m. on the same day as their trash pickup. The City’s Solid Waste Division will service the containers weekly on that day.

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As a reminder, per the City, the tan yard waste roll-outs are only to be used for the disposal of grass clippings, leaves and woody materials, including tree limbs, brush and branches. No trash, sod, dirt or sand should be placed in a tan roll-out, and the lid must shut completely for pickup.

Those who would like to participate in the program can contact the Gillette Customer Service Department at (307) 686-5206.

It costs $9.60 per month, and the program runs from April through November.

For more information on the curbside pickup program or the drop-off site closure, contact City of Gillette Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 686-5393.