Yard waste is categorized as leafy vegetation that composts in a short period of time.
Leaves, grass, garden waste, shrub trimmings, and twigs (thinner than a pencil) are yard waste.
Collections are scheduled in advance to attempt to meet the needs of residents.
Yard waste is collected curbside twice in the spring and twice in the fall (see schedule below).
Materials placed at the curb for collection on the scheduled weeks must be placed into open trash bags, garbage cans (no lids) or storage containers (no lids).
If you would like your bags back after collection-leave an empty container out for crews to put the bags back in.
Please do not mix brush or garbage with the materials.
Materials must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of the designated collection week and they will be picked up sometime during that week or the next (depending on weather, equipment/crew availability, and amount of materials out to be collected throughout the city).
Yard waste can also be disposed of at the Recycle Center.
Materials are not all collected in 1 day. Collections span the entire week and sometimes longer, but we ask all residents to place yard waste out by Monday at 7 a.m. This blanket time allows for fluctuating crew size and equipment availability, which may affect the collection route differently each date. Collections are generally completed within one week, if you have not been picked up within that time, please call Public Works to inform them of the missed collection. Items will only be considered missed and rescheduled if they were set out by the first day of collection.