Yard Waste

Leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, weeds and brush, and twigs and small branches are all considered yard waste and are not accepted at the landfill. 

Yard waste should be placed at the curb on your normal yard waste collection day.


  • Residents are responsible for providing their own yard waste bags or containers.
  • Loose material should be placed in biodegradable bags or rigid containers clearly marked “yard waste only.”
  • “Yard Waste Only” stickers can be obtained from the City to place on waste receptacles designated for yard waste.
  • Each biodegradable bag, container or bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds.

Do not place yard waste in plastic bags –use only biodegradable paper bags (available from hardware and grocery stores) or clearly marked rigid containers.

Acceptable Yard Waste Items:

  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Shrubs
  • Weeds and Brush
  • Shrubbery
  • Twigs and small branches (less than four inches in diameter)
  • Christmas trees – whole trees, no decorations, no lights, no tinsel, no garland.Do not place trees in plastic bags.

Unacceptable Items:

Only yard waste is permitted in yard waste bags and containers.  Please do not place food/pet waste, dirt or rocks, plastic bags or bottles, sod, soil, or plastic plant pots into yard waste bags or containers. Please do not use plastic bags to collect yard waste. Keep it loose or use compostable bags.