The first brush pickup of the year in the City of Sturgis is set to begin on Monday (April 2). As always, city crews will start collection of brush at the north end of town and work their way south.
The City of Sturgis provides collection of brush for properties three times per year. This past Wednesday, the Sturgis City Commission approved a change to the collection dates, which will now occur during the first week of April, May, and October. Brush is also picked up throughout the spring and summer as needed following substantial storm events; these special brush collections are advertised in local media outlets, including the city’s website.
During brush collection, no grass clippings, roots, thorn bearing branches, tree trunks, stumps, or construction materials will be picked up by the City. Limbs, branches or brush material must be 4 inches in diameter or smaller and 8 feet in length or shorter. A limit of 1 truck load of material per parcel will be collected and hauled away.
Materials must be neatly stacked on the terrace away from objects or obstructions such as power poles, guy wires, sign posts, valve boxes, etc. Brush can be stored in a yard or terrace area for 24 hours prior to collection; if brush is left on the terrace or in a front yard for more than 24 hours the property owner can be issued a citation.
Between city brush pickups, city residents can take brush and other yard waste materials to the City’s compost site on Fawn River Road free of charge. Non-residents are charged a small fee for a yearly compost pass. The compost site is open from April through November.
For more information on brush pickup or the city’s compost site, please visit the city’s website or contact the Sturgis Department of Public Services (DPS) at (269) 651-2879.
Source: The Sturgis eWire