Reminder: Yard burning is illegal

City officials want to remind locals that burning leaves and yard waste is illegal within Lincoln city limits; it’s a safety and health hazard. 

LFR encourages residents to contact police to report any illegal burning.

There are several options to safely dispose of waste, like, mulching, composting, or having it removed by a waste hauler. Residents can discard yard waste at the North 48th Street Transfer Station, located at 5101 N. 48th St. Leaves and yard waste must be removed from plastic bags and must be free of garbage and tree limbs over one inch in diameter. 

Residents can include grass and leaves with household trash from Dec. 1 through Mar. 31. Tree limbs, garden waste and weeds may be included with regular household garbage year-round, although waste haulers often request that limbs be cut down and be bundled.

For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov/health and lincoln.ne.gov/fire.

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