- Have a storm drain near your home? Act as its guardian and keep it free of litter and leaves.
- Continue to rake or sweep tree leaves and grass clipping from streets, driveways, sidewalks and dispose of at the City’s compost site. Never dispose leaves or grass clippings along shoreland, in ravines, in drainage ditches or in wetlands.
- If leaves are less than two inches thick on your lawn, consider mulching them in place by making several passes with a power mower. Your lawn will look raked, and the shredded leaves will provide nutrients back to your lawn.
- Fall is the best season to fertilize your lawn and control common weeds. Weed and feed responsibly. Use fertilizers and pesticides only as needed and always read and follow product instructions.
- Be phosphorus conscious! Minnesota’s Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer Law requires use of phosphorus-free fertilizer on established lawns unless soil testing shows a need for phosphorus. Re-establish vegetation on bare soil spots.
- Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste to prevent not only nutrients but also harmful bacteria from reaching our local lakes rivers and streams.
City of Rockford residents – the compost site located on County Road 33 (Elm Street) is set to close for the season at noon on Saturday, November 14th (weather dependent). The municipal compost site is available for the City of Rockford residents. ONLY compost material originating from within the city limits shall be accepted at the municipal compost site. There shall be no fee for the City of Rockford residents to use the municipal site, and no charge to pick-up finished material when available.
No Dumping Allowed – items accepted: grass clippings, leaves and brush no larger than 3″ diameter.
All bags used to transport composting must be removed.
No tree/lawn care business compost material allowed.
Violation(s) of this ordinance may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $700 or by imprisonment.
More information regarding the municipal compost site is available at the City of Rockford’s City Hall, 6031 Main Street, Rockford.
9000 Elm Street
Rockford, MN 55373
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gate is opened: Wed. 4:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Brush and lawn clippings are accepted.
The Wright County Compost & Recycling facility takes Household Hazardous Waste and Recyclables
Absentee and in person voting is available Friday, September 18, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020. In person voting will not be available at City Hall, see information below as to where to vote in person.
Rockford Residents can EARLY vote in person at:
Wright County Residents – Wright County Elections, 10 2nd Street NW, Room 230, Buffalo, MN 55313 Fax 763-682-7873 or Phone 763-682-7692 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10/26-10/30 Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm
- 10/31 – Saturday 9am-3pm
- 11/2 – Monday 8am-5pm
Hennepin County Residents – Hennepin County Elections, Government Center, 300 South 6th Street MC 012, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012 Fax 612-348-2151 or Phone 612-348-5151 or Email: email@example.com
- 10/26-10/30 Monday – Friday 8am-5:30pm
- 10/31 – Saturday 9am-4pm
- 11/2 – Monday 8am-4:30pm
Absentee Status Lookup: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx
To complete an application online you must:
- Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
- Provide an email address
- Provide your identification number: MN-issued driver’s license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number
Online Absentee Ballot Application: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx
If you do not have an email address and one of the identification numbers above, you cannot apply for your absentee ballot online. You may apply with a paper absentee ballot application (select Vote early by mail and select a language)