City of Spirit Lake and City of Orleans residents (those who live within the City limits and/or are residential water customers) will be able to use the green waste site commencing Saturday, April 8, 2017. The site will be open the following hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. The green waste site will be closed Easter Sunday and July 4th.

The site will be staffed by an attendant and residents will need to present their drivers’ license to the attendant to verify identity and residence. A copy of the resident’s water bill would be helpful as well, but subject to verification with drivers’ license. The attendant will have a list of city residents and water customers of the cities of Orleans and Spirit Lake.

The City asks the cooperation of residents in not arriving before the gates open to avoid a line of vehicles on the county road for the safety of all concerned. The City has requested this several times in the past and this request seems to be ignored most of the time. Please demonstrate concern for the safety of other individuals using that road by not arriving until the site is actually open, or arrive a few minutes after it opens – there is always ample time for access.

Residents may bring their yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, twigs, brush). Tree trunks, limbs and branches over 6” in diameter will not be accepted, but may be taken to the Dickinson County Recycling Center.

Use of the green waste site is free of charge. The site is located east of Orleans on 140th Avenue.

The City of Spirit Lake will continue to provide residential curbside pickup of yard waste on a weekly basis, every Friday commencing April 21, 2017.

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