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Year Round Disposal
Because plastic bags are incompatible with composting, yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
- Grass clippings
- Flower bed stalks
- Small prunings
- Dead plants
- Pine needles
- Branches under 4"
In paper bags (sold in stores as yard waste bags)
In city-supplied Yard Waste Containers
( Yard Waste Container order form)
Branches tied in bundles with non-plastic rope or twine
- Maximum 4 feet in length
- Maximum 2 feet in width and 2 feet in height
- Maximum of 40 pounds in weight
Yard waste containers should not be put out earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection. Please remove yard waste containers from the curb not later than 9:00 p.m. on collection day.
October 1 - May 11
Clean Loose Leaves and Pine Needles
The City's leaf vacuum machine only picks up clean loose leaves and pine needles.
- Leaves are to be at the curb line or on shoulder — not in travel lane and not blocking fire hydrants
- Do not place any type of foreign materials, such as: lumber, stones, bricks, branches, any type of garden or flower bed stalks, etc. in with the leaves. If any such items are found to be present, the leaf pile will not be picked up. Any materials other than leaves can cause personal injuries and damage the leaf vacuum. A separate fee will be charged for such items.
Weekly loose leaf collection schedule
All loose leaves and pine needles must be out early on the collection morning; if not they will be picked up the next scheduled day. There will not be any backtracking.
May 15 - September 30 : No loose leaves or loose pine needles - see Year Round disposal methods above
Christmas Tree Removal
Loose at curb — natural, no tinsel or decorations. Remove stand.