Yard waste recycling helps divert waste from landfills and offers a low-cost convenient way to dispose of grass, leaves, shrub trimmings and small twigs.
Yard waste will ONLY be accepted in brown biodegradable bags. These bags may be purchased at local retailers throughout the City. Under no circumstances will plastic bags be accepted for yard waste.
Yard waste placed in biodegradable paper bags becomes a non-contaminated, RECYCLABLE product. Plastic bags contaminate yard waste, as plastic does not decompose.
When customers use biodegradable paper bags, we can mix the collected product with brush to create a base for our City Streets Department compost operation. For more information on composting, please visit the Streets Department site.
Biodegradable paper bags containing grass clippings and other yard waste shall not be placed inside the roll-out container. Please place yard waste at least five (5) ft from your container.
DO NOT PLACE STONES, ROCKS, DIRT, HOUSEHOLD WASTE OR ANIMAL WASTE INSIDE THE BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS.
Bags should not exceed over 25 pounds.
Please try to keep brown bags dry until pick-up day because sometimes the bottom of the bag will fall out.
On Holiday weeks, the Sanitation and Environmental Services Department, may or may not collect yard waste and brush. Please check the HOLIDAY SCHEDULE COLLECTION PICK-UP for more information.
Yard Waste Supervisor
Office Number: 615-794-1516