Yard Waste Recycling
Yard Waste Curbside Collections
The City provides yard waste collection services to residents receiving City trash and recycling services. Grass, leaves, brush, branches, and dead plants are ingredients for making useful products like organic compost and mulch. This resource, referred to as yard waste, is now collected separately from household trash. The City processes this material to create compost or mulch. We collect yard waste by regular collection and by request.
YARD WASTE - REGULAR COLLECTION
Place yard waste into rigid/reusable containers or paper yard-waste bags (in autumn, please keep leaf bags separate). Please do not use your City-issued trash container for yard waste unless you want the material treated as regular trash. Collection for yard waste collection occurs on the same day as trash and recycling. Although the City does not provide paper bags or re-usable containers for yard waste, adhesive labels are available by request to be applied by the resident to their reusable container to identify its contents as yard waste.
BULKY YARD WASTE - COLLECTION BY REQUEST
Brush, branches, and logs that are too bulky or heavy to fit into a container are collected curbside by request. Staff will collect up to two felled trees at curbside (restrictions apply, see below). Schedule an appointment online.
Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees can be recycled curbside by residents who receive trash collection services from the City. Trees should be set at your regular yard waste collection point, on your trash collection day. Trees collected during this time will be ground into mulch and available to residents in the spring.
To prepare trees for collection, residents are reminded to:
- Remove all ornaments, tinsel and stands.
- Do not place in plastic bags.
- Place the tree at your regular yard waste collection point by 6:00 am on your refuse collection day.
For more information on the collection schedule, please visit Reduce Holiday Waste page.