Green Waste

Green waste service is provided once a week and is recycled into mulch or compost at a composting facility. 

Green waste includes:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Tree limbs
  • Christmas trees (ornaments and lights removed)
  • Organic material produced in your yard or garden
  • Does not include food waste or treated wood.

Program Guidelines

  • Set your green waste out by 7 a.m. on your collection day but no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before. No more than 10 cubic yards will be collected.
  • Loose materials such as grass clippings and leaves should be placed in a reusable container or in bags and tied. Clear or translucent bags are recommended. Compostable bags are not required.
  • If a reusable container is used, it needs to be removed from the curb by the end of the day, after your collection has occurred.
  • Brush and tree limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length; or between 4 and 6 inches and less than 2 feet in length.
  • Brush and tree limbs must be stacked in small piles (3 feet high and 3 feet wide). Bundling of tree limbs is not required, but recommended.
  • Green waste should be set out at the curb at least four feet from other objects.
  • Do not place green waste in your city issued garbage or recycle cart.
  • If you have a lawn care professional tending your yard, please request that they service your yard prior to your collection day.
Pile of yard waste

Guidelines for Landscapers

Landscapers are asked to follow specific guidelines as it relates to their work. See the Landscaper Green Waste Guidelines Brochure for additional information for landscapers.