The City of Watkins will begin brush pickup on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Pickup will be the first and third Thursday of the month. (In July, pickup will be the 3rd instead of the 4th.) All brush material must be placed curb-side by 7 a.m. Grass clippings and leaves must be in bags weighing no more than 30 pounds. Brush, sticks, and small branches must be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet long and must not weigh more than 30 pounds. No boxes of brush material will be accepted. This is a free service offered to the residents of the City of Watkins. Brush materials not complying with the above rules will not be picked up. If you have a large quantity of brush to pick up, prior arrangements must be made with the City and a rate of $65 per hour for truck and equipment use will apply. If you wish to haul your own brush material, arrangements must be made with City Hall one day in advance by calling (320) 764-6400.
Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, May 9, 2013.