Change the Yard Waste Collection Policy
  • Petitioned Mayor Shawn Pfaff
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Shawn Pfaff
Public Works Director Paul Woodard
Environmental Project Engineer Rick Eilertson
City Council Member Becky Baumbach
City Council Member Swami Swaminathan
RCC Chair Diane Streck
City Council Member Patrick Stern
City Council Member Richard Bloomquist
City Council Member Denise Solie
City Council Member Steve Arnold
See response
City Council Member Dorothy Krause
City Council Member Carol Poole

Change the Yard Waste Collection Policy

    1. Kristen Pusateri
    2. Petition by

      Kristen Pusateri

      Fitchburg, WI

Currently in Fitchburg, Wisconsin; residents are allowed to collect yard waste in plastic, compostable or reusable bags/containers.  Many residents that utilize yard waste collection opt for plastic bags. During the last yard waste collection, in November 2011, one thousand pounds of plastic bags were collected and sent to the landfill.

Our mission is to have the yard waste policy be changed to disallow plastic bags for the collection of leaves and yard waste, and encourage residents to use greener options such as mulching.

Help reduce the consumption of plastic bags.  Help us today by signing our petition!

Visit us on Facebook: "Fitchburg Leaf Bag Initiative"

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. There has been a revision to the yard waste policy!

      Kristen Pusateri
      Petition Organizer

      Non-compostable bags must not be tied to allow for emptying yard waste without ripping the bag open. Residents are encouraged to leave an extra container for Pellitteri to place the bags in after they are emptied so the bags can be reused again and not sent to the landfill.

      A positive step in the right direction.

    2. Decision-maker City Council Member Steve Arnold responds:

      City Council Member Steve Arnold

      Steve Arnold, Fitchburg Alder, District 4, Seat 7
      2530 Targhee Street, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711-5491
      Telephone +1 608 278 7700 · Facsimile +1 608 278 7701
      Steve.Arnold@Fitchburg.WI.US · http://Arnold.US
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    3. Decision-maker City Council Member Steve Arnold responds:

      City Council Member Steve Arnold

      Thank you for writing about this important issue.

      This policy is under the oversight of the City's Resource Conservation Commission. Commission members are actively working on ways to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags ...


    4. Decision-maker City Council Member Steve Arnold responds:

      City Council Member Steve Arnold

      Thank you for writing about this important issue.

      This policy is under the oversight of the City's Resource Conservation Commission. Commission members are actively working on ways to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags ...


    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Erin Quinn MADISON, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      I want to help to make this world a better place for my children. This is a small step with a big impact that could help with the planet.

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    • Miranda Beyer FITCHBURG, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      This would be so much easier!

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    • Travis Beyer FITCHBURG, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      Environmental factors, plus it would be so much easier!

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    • Gary Woroch FITCHBURG, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      I tape a note asking the leaf collectors to leave the plastic bags, then I reuse them. Better yet would be to have the city vacuum the leaves from a pile by the curb.

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    • David Larsen FITCHBURG, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      Fitchburg has always advertised itself as being the "Recycling Capitol of the World." It's time, Mayor, to walk the talk!

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