City crews will begin collecting yard waste on Monday in Grandview and Marble Cliff.

City crews will begin collecting yard waste on Monday in Grandview and Marble Cliff.

Yard waste collection will continue each Monday through November.

When a holiday falls on a Monday, the yard waste will be collected on Tuesday for that week only.

Yard waste must be appropriately bundled or placed in biodegradable paper bags and should not be set out earlier than one hour prior to sunset on Sunday.

"If you put it out earlier, there's a chance the bottom of the bags will break, especially if it rains," street supervisor Steve McKnight said.

Bundles or bags should be placed next to the alley or behind the curb at the street if no alley exists.

Bundles should be no larger than two feet in diameter, four feet long and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Grass and plant materials must be placed in paper bags that do not exceed a 32-gallon capacity and or weigh more than 50 pounds.

"The most common problem we have is bags that weigh more than 50 pounds," McKnight said. "We set that limit for the safety of our workers."

The crews pick up the bags and cans by hand, he said.

Plastic and biodegradable plastic bags are not permitted, McKnight said.

Sod, soil, dirt-covered roots and rocks are not accepted, he said.

"The rocks, especially, can get pretty heavy," McKnight said.

Crews will not pick up yard waste material that does not follow the regulations, he said. A notice will be placed explaining why the material was not collected

Residents can use a refuse container for yard waste, but the container must display a "yard waste" sticker and weigh no more than 50 pounds, he said. Limbs should not stick out more than 12 inches above the top of the container.

Yard waste stickers are free and available at the Grandview Heights Service Department, 1525 Goodale Blvd.

The annual Spring Clean Up will be held from May 10-13 in Grandview and Marble Cliff.

"It's a chance for residents to put out unwanted large items that are just sitting in the basement or garage and we pick them up and dispose of them," McKnight said.

No construction debris or soil is accepted during the Spring Clean Up week, he said.

For more information, call the service department at 488-4728.