2019 Yard Waste Pick Up Begins April 8th

Place compostable bags of yard waste, bundles of brush and reusable yard waste containers next to garbage carts by 6:00 a.m. on your regular garbage collection day.

  1. Use Kraft paper bags or compostable plastic bags labeled with the BPI logo (see it here).  State law prohibits using conventional plastic bags for yard waste.
  2. Reusable trash cans are also permitted, see details here for permissible sizes/weights
  3. It’s against the law to rake leaves into the street (and bad for our lakes, creeks and river).

Preparing Yard Waste for Pick Up

Preparing yard trimmings and leaves

  • Less than 40 pounds.

Preparing brush

  • Less than 40 pounds.
  • Less than 3 feet long.
  • Branch size less than 3 inches in diameter.
  • Must be bundled with string or twine (no wire or tape).

Reusable containers

  • Less than 40 pounds full.
  • Between 26 and 32 inches high.
  • No more than 26 inches in diameter.
  • Must have sturdy handles.

Which bags can be used in the program?

  • Compostable plastic bags labeled with the BPI logo.
  • Paper (Kraft) bags.

Bags marked “biodegradable” or “degradable” do not meet the State law and are not accepted.


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