How do I dispose of residential yard waste?

Residential yard waste shall be defined as organic material such as but not limited to leaves, grass cuttings, shrubbery, brush and branches 6 inches in diameter or less or other material that may be naturally biodegradable. The following conditions are required:

  • Yard waste is collected from April 1st through December 15th – or until the first big snowfall. 
  • Yard waste must be placed in acceptable biodegradable, brown paper bags or in barrels clearly marked “Yard Waste”.
  • Branches and brush must be cut in lengths of 3 feet, bundled and tied.
  • Wood must be free of nails, cut to lengths of 3 feet and properly bundled and tied. Call the Department of Public Works at 233-1440 for details

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