Lafayette Consolidated Government is once again urging residents within the city and the parish to follow the rules when it comes to disposing of yard waste.

Mark Pope, environmental quality manager for LCG, said his department will be mailing out more than 50,000 postcards with a reminder to residents of what those rules are.

Branches must be cut to under six feet, Pope said.

Root balls--the portion of a plant that includes the root system--must not have more than a pound of dirt. Any more than that could clog the screens used at the disposal facility and force a shut down, Pope said.

Pope also urged residents to put their waste in front of their house and not behind or on the side of a home.

To listen to the full interview with Pope, click on the 'Play' button below.