FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Allen County residents will have a chance to get rid of grass clippings, brush, twigs, branches, leaves and garden waste for free this weekend.
Residents of Allen County can drop-off the debris at the Fort Wayne Biosolids Handling Facility located at 6202 Lake Ave. on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Residents may unload and drop-off loose material from a truck bed or waste in biodegradable paper bags.
City officials say items such as root balls with soil attached, gravel, topsoil and construction debris will not be accepted.
Plastic bags are also not acceptable for drop off.
The drop off is in conjunction with the City's Great American Cleanup event.
The Biosolids facility processes leaves, yard waste and residuals from Fort Wayne's Water Filtration and Water Pollution Control Plants and turns them into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.
The facility also grinds logs and tree branches to create mulch.
Both products are available for free to those who load it into their vehicle themselves, according to a release.
There is a fee if City Utilities' employees have to load the product.
Officials say keeping these items from going to the landfill reduces the City's fees at the landfill and saves space and lengthens the landfill's life.
You can find more information online here.