Yard waste includes plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, branches, brush, flowers, roots, wood waste, and other material commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens.
This includes sod and other biodegradable matter. This does not include soil, any garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human, or animal waste.
Yard waste should be placed at the curb in large brown paper bags, also known as Kraft bags, in open-top cans, or bundles that are clearly marked and identifiable.Do's and Don'ts for Yard Waste
- DO put yard waste in open-top cans, brown paper Kraft bags, or bundles that are clearly marked and identifiable
- DO put yard waste in containers; Prunings, limbs, and bigger items may be placed in bundles or neat piles
- DO include:
- Plant material
- Grass clippings
- Other biodegradable matter common to yard work
- DON’T put yard waste in plastic bags
- DON’T allow bag or can to exceed 32 gallons or 50 lbs.
- DON’T put yard waste out on same day as recycling or bulk waste
- DON’T let bundles or piles exceed one or more of the following maximum size limits: 5' length, 5' height, 5' width, 10' depth
- DON’T dispose of limbs greater than 5' in length or 4" in diameter
- DON’T put the following items in with yard waste:
- Loose soil
- Synthetic fibers
- Human / animal waste
- Hazardous materials