Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Yard waste can be accumulated for collection using your 95-gallon green-top cart. This service is optional to residents. In lieu of, or in addition to, your green-top cart, you can also use up to 3 paper composting bags (purchased at most home improvement stores) as part of the weekly seasonal yard waste collection, at no extra charge.

Accepted:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Branches, tree limbs under 4 inches in diameter and up to 4 feet in length
  • Brush
  • Plants, flowers, roots, and shrubbery with soil shaken off
  • Prunings
  • Christmas trees in lengths not to exceed 6 feet, collected by the Town the first 2 full weeks in January

Not Accepted:

  • Soil
  • Sod
  • Kitchen food waste
  • Garden or orchard food waste
  • Excrement, pet droppings, kitty litter
  • Plastics or synthetics
  • Tree stumps and limbs over 4 inches thick or 4 feet long
  • Non-compostible bags or boxes
  • Lumber or construction material
  • Christmas trees in plastic bags

Preparation:

  • Lay cart down, rake leaves and grass into open cart
  • Do NOT use plastic bags
  • Yard waste must fit into cart with the lid closed
  • Yard waste is collected weekly, on the same day as trash and recycling pickup, from the first full week of March through the second Friday after Thanksgiving.