The yard waste pick-up weeks for 2017 will be as follows:
Other disposal options are to burn the yard waste, you will need to obtain a burning permit at our Town Hall office or dispose of the waste at the Outagamie County Landfill for a fee. The landfill is located on the corner of Holland Road and Highway 00, east of Hwy. 441. The City of Appleton and Town of Harrison will not allow you to dump at their sites since you are not a resident.
Notice is hereby given to each person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the Town of Buchanan, to destroy all noxious weeds on such property before the plants bloom. The noxious weeds are: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, and Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny) per Wisconsin Statutes 66.0407. Our Town ordinance 34-1(a) also states that you must cut or remove the accumulation of brush, weeds or grass which has grown to a height greater than twelve (12) inches.
Please do not treat vacant lots or ditches as dumping grounds. Dumping anything including grass clippings, rocks, stones or concrete, etc. in the ditches or on vacant land is prohibited.
Did you know that you may be wasting time and money by adding unnecessary nutrients to your yard? Do a soil test first and learn what your lawn really needs. Many lawns have sufficient nutrients (such a phosphorus) already and do not need these nutrients added through a fertilizer. Soil tests supply information about the nutrients in your soil and can tell you when applications are no longer needed. Soil tests can prevent over fertilizing which can save money and protect area waters by limiting excess nutrients in storm water runoff. For more information regarding soil testing, contact your local UW-Extension office.
Outagamie County has compost bins available for purchase. The bins can be picked up at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Home Composter is an easy-to-assemble compost bin measuring 3′ wide by 3′ tall and holds 13 cubic feet of material. Cost is $50.00 each, which includes sales tax and a guidebook.
For more information go to the Mosquito Hill webpage.