City of Mason City yard waste collection season begins April 3

(ABC 6 News) – The City of Mason City announced that the yard waste collection season will begin on Monday, Apr. 3.

The city says residents may set out yard waste and tree branches on the day of garbage pickup. Garbage and yard waste items must be set out for pickup by 7:00 a.m.

There are several methods of disposal available for yard waste:


  • Compost at home
  • Drop off at landfill compost site, 15942 Killdeer Ave. in Clear Lake
  • Place at curbside in 30 gallon weather and animal resistant biodegradable bags

Grass clippings

  • Leave in yard – does not cause thatch. Reduces amount of fertilizer needed
  • Use as mulch
  • Place at curbside in 30 gallon biodegradable bags **50 pound limit per bag of leaves/grass clippings**


Smaller than 4 inches in diameter:

  • Chip for mulch
  • Tie in bundles
    Cannot be bigger than 18 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length
    Do not use wire
  • Take to landfill

Larger than 4 inches in diameter:

  • Chip for mulch
  • Take to landfill

For more information about curbside yard waste collection contact the Sanitation Division at (641)-421-3691.