Yard and tree waste disposal
Waste such as grass clippings, leaves and branches are a valuable resource that can be recycled into compost. It is illegal to put this kind of waste in your household garbage.
Yard and tree waste includes brush, garden debris, grass clippings, leaves, sod, logs, trees and stumps, both indoor and outdoor plants, mulch and wood chips.
- Backyard composting: Composting in your backyard is an easy way to turn much of the waste from your yard and kitchen into a rich material that you can use to improve your soil. You can also leave grass clippings on your lawn, which will add valuable nutrients and reduce the need for fertilizers.
- Curbside pick-up: Contact your waste hauler to find out if they offer curbside pick-up. They may offer weekly, bi-weekly or special one-time yard waste pickup options. Ask about material preparation requirements and fees.
- Drop-off locations: See drop-off locations below. Call first for hours, special conditions and fees. Also check with your city or waste hauler for options in your community. Some cities cities have small municipal drop-off sites and/or special collection days.