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, May 5. 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. For the first two Sundays only, the site will have extended hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 but not necessary, 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. 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. There is nothing to be gained by arriving early and lining up on the road when the site is open for several hours at a time.

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 May 18.

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