Storm Cleanup Update – June 12, 2017
Tree and Leaf Debris
Because of the widespread and extensive damage from the storm on Sunday, June 11, the City of Blaine will be assisting residents in removing storm damaged trees and brush throughout the City.
Residents can place cut up trees and brush on the curb lines of their property by Monday, June 19th and City Crews will haul the material away. Please cut up the tree branches and brush in lengths of 6’ – 8’ or less.
In addition, Walters Recycling and Refuse (the City’s refuse contractor) will be doing an extra pick-up beginning immediately for all residents to help residents dispose of downed leaves and small twigs. Material must be placed in a Walters yard waste cart or a biodegradable yard waste bag. This was a metro-wide storm event and there are limited resources available for clean-up efforts. Due to the anticipated high volume of material, please allow a few weeks for material to be picked up.
If residents require extra time, please contact Public Works to make arrangements for a pick up time.
For additional information on tree debris and brush clean-up, please see our storm page on our website or call public works at 763-785-6165, for information on yard waste clean-up call 763-785-6192.
This clean-up is only for tree, brush and leaf debris related to the June 11 storm and IS NOT for garbage or construction material.
2017 City of Blaine – New Premium Garbage Service
Starting January 1st 2017, the City will be replacing its 96 Gallon Unlimited Garbage Service with their new 96 Gallon Premium Service.
The new service will allow residents to dispose of six (6) large or bulky items per year. If you require more than 6 items to be collected in a calendar year you will need to contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464 to arrange for an additional pick-up. The cost for this will be itemized and subject to pricing as outlined in the city wide mailer. All fees associated with the collection of items, after your annual allocation of 6 items will be billed directly by Walters Recycling.
The new Premium Service is also changing how Construction Debris and Carpet is collected. Residents will now be required to contact Walters to order a roll-off dumpster for Construction Debris and Carpet. Premium Service will receive a discounted rate on roll-off dumpster fees. All fees associated with the collection of items will be subject to the rates listed on the fee schedule outlined in the city wide mailer and will be billed directly by Walters Recycling.
In addition, the City of Blaine is implementing a new policy on the number of garbage carts residents may have. Starting January 1st only 3-96 gallon carts will be allowed with Premium Service. If you have more than 3-96 gallon carts, please leave the extra carts out on your first scheduled pickup day after January 1st. Walters will remove all but 3 of the carts.
YARD WASTE FAQ
When does yard waste collection begin and end?
Collection typically begins mid April and goes through the last full week in November, weather permitting.
What is the cost?
Please call our office (763) 780-8464 for pricing. Need an extra cart? No problem, for a small fee we can provide you with an extra cart for your yard waste. Walters requires your yard waste service to be paid in full prior to your first pick-up.
When is the yard waste picked up?
Yard waste will be picked up on the same day as your trash removal. Please have your yard waste at the curb by 6:30 a.m. and space your carts at least 3 feet apart.
What yard waste is acceptable?
Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, brush and small bundled branches are accepted. Branches must be 4 feet or less in length, no larger than 3 inches around and tightly tied in bundles no more than 18 inches in diameter.
What type of bag or container do I use?
You must have a Walters yard waste cart in order to participate in the program, Walters will provide you with the use of a 96 gallon yard waste cart on wheels as part of the service.
Are plastic bags acceptable?
No, Effective January 1, 2010 Minnesota State law prohibits plastic bags from being disposed of in any yard waste compost facility. All lawn and leaf bags must be certified to be compostable. Therefore, if your yard waste is placed in a non-compliant bag, we will not be able to take them.
How do I sign up? You can call our office at (763) 780-8464 to sign up with a customer service representative or you can go to the tab on our website “pay you bill” and enter in your account number to pay on line.
2017 Bulk Fee Schedule:
For Rates on Bulk Items please contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464.
For Rates on Roll-offs please contact Walters Recycling at (763) 780-8464.
- More information regarding these change look for the City-wide mailer, or visit the city website www.ci.blaine.mn.us
Cart Replacement Request
Our drivers tend to look for the obvious:
However you if are in need of a different cart either because your current cart is too large/small or is damaged, please use the form below to request one.