City of Morrison Prepping for Fall


With autumn approaching, the City of Morrison is reminding its community of the Municipal Code addressing the disposal and/or burning of yard waste.

Open burning of landscape waste is permitted with the following restrictions: 1) Between the hours of 3:00 pm and sunset on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week and between the hours of 9:00 am and sunset on Saturdays unless either of those days falls on Halloween and/or days designated by the City Council for community-wide trick or treating, 2) On the premise where such waste is generated, 3) Open burning does not occur within six feet of any street or alley, on any street, sidewalk, alley or public ditch, 4) Open burning is constantly attended by a competent and responsible person until such burning is extinguished, and 5) When such burning does not create a visibility hazard on public streets, alleys, sidewalks, etc.

Open burning of landscape waste only shall be permitted. Landscape waste means dry leaves and untreated wood and branches smaller than two (2) inches in diameter but does not include noxious weeds or grass clippings. Open burning of any garbage, waste, refuse, rubbish or substance of any kind other than landscape waster is prohibited.


The City of Morrison provides for the collection of yard waste each Wednesday from April through November of each year. During the months of October and November, yard waste collection will be twice weekly; on Wednesdays and Fridays. Waste must be placed curbside in approved containers or tied in bundles not exceeding 48 inches in length and 35 pounds in weight. Yard waste shall not be mixed with household refuse/garbage.

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