Allen County residents have an opportunity to get rid of yard waste for free during a drop-off event.
The City of Fort Wayne said the drop-off event is happening at the Fort Wayne City Utilities’ Biosolids and Composting Facility. The facility, located at 6202 Lake Avenue in Fort Wayne, will be open from 8 am to 6 pm. Residents of Allen County can dispose of yard and garden waste, tree branches, brush and grass clippings free of charge.Residents can bring waste in biodegradable bags but plastic bags will not be accepted nor will large tree stumps.
The free drop off event will save Allen County residents the normal charge for disposal of $17 per ton. The city said only residential disposal is accepted. Commercial customers must still pay their usual disposal fee. Outside the drop-off event, the city said composted product and mulch is available to residents for free if they load it themselves or a small fee if loaded by the facility staff.