Yard waste is the organic waste generated by yard and lawn care and includes leaves, grass trimmings, shrub and tree trimmings. Yard waste does not include soil, mulch, sod, stumps, whole trees, large branches or limbs or clean-up from storm damage.
From March 1 – December 24, yard waste must be placed at the curb separately for collection. Yard waste must be placed in compostable paper bags or rigid containers. Yard waste set out in plastic bags may not be collected. Small quantities of yard waste can be tied in bundles (no longer than 4 feet in length, and no more than 50 pounds in weight). Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter. More than 4 bundles of tied yard waste should be scheduled for a Special Pickup.