Get A Head Start On Yard Clean Up

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Winter-like temperatures last week didn’t exactly beckon us outside, but now is a great time to get a jump on yard clean-up activities.  Yard waste pick-up services began Friday, April 1st and continue through November.  Pick up occurs the same day as your regular trash pick-up day.

lawn clean up bags

Containers
Customers may use paper yard waste bags or containers up to 32-gallons in capacity with proper sticker facing the street (50-pound weight limit).  Stickers, which state “Yard Waste”, are available at City Hall, the Department of Public Works and the Community Center.  There is no volume limit.  Carts may not be used for this service due to their weight.  No plastic bags.

Yard Waste Material
Yard waste materials include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, prunings, garden and fruit waste, incidental dirt from edging and planting, small sticks, and branches up to 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.  Bundle brush and branches that are 4 inches in diameter or less in 3 to 4 foot long bundles with string.  Please ensure bundles weigh less than 50 pounds and are no longer than 18 inches around.  Yard waste mixed with rubbish cannot be collected.

Prohibited Materials
Items not accepted include branches over 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter, stumps, shrubs with root balls and dirt, large quantities of dirt, sand, gravel, pet waste and plastic bags with yard waste.