Yard Waste Collection

Yard Waste Collection Program: As of February 1, 2024, plastic bags of any kind will not be accepted for collection. This will allow all yard waste to be composted. Eliminating plastic bags from collection assures all yard waste can be turned into nutrient-rich amendment, diverting this material from the waste stream. From November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024, residents that place their yard waste out using plastic bags or other non-accepted methods will receive an informational door hanger with reminders of the upcoming requirements and dates. 

Program participation requires all yard waste to be set curbside using only the allowed methods to receive collection. 

Preparing yard waste for collection
  1. Verify what's acceptable yard waste:

    • Acceptable residential yard waste includes leaves, branches, grass clipping, branches, limbs and logs in 4-foot lengths.
    • No food waste such as fruits/vegetables, soil, dirt, rocks, or heavy debris other than yard clippings can be placed curbside.
    • During the 2-week holiday tree collection time, trees without any decorations up to 6-feet in length are accepted curbside. For dates, please check our schedule for dates. 
    • Landscaping companies are required to haul away all yard waste created from their work.  
  2. Containerize yard waste the right way:

    • Program participation requires all yard waste, up to 4 cubic yards, to be placed curbside as follows:
      • Reusable containers (32-gallon maximum size)
      • Biodegradable paper bags made for the purpose of yard waste collection
      • Bundled using jute twine
    • Each item should not weigh more than 50 lbs.
    • Yard waste is not permitted to be containerized in blue garbage carts or green recycling carts.
    • Grocery store paper bags are not permitted. 
  3. Check the surroundings of yard waste: 

    • Containers, bags, or bundles must be positioned curbside and must have a 3-foot clearance on all sides.
    • If possible, do not place paper bags directly on street in the path of rainwater flow. Our team will be prepared to collect all yard waste through all climate. 
  4. Check your scheduled yard waste day: