The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents NOT to rake leaves or yard waste to the curb. Yard waste and leaves will be collected as part of the Brush & Yard Waste Program.
- Residents can place no more than three (3) cubic yards of Yard Waste at the curb for pick-up. The Yard Waste collection program is not a tree removal service.
- All Yard Waste must be placed in sturdy paper bags suitable for containing Yard Waste or in other suitable containers clearly marked “YARD WASTE,” excluding carts or plastic bags. The weight of each container must not exceed fifty (50) pounds. If Yard Waste is not placed in a suitable container, the branches shall be tied in a bundle weighing not more than fifty (50) pounds.
- NO GRASS CLIPPINGS will be collected. Residents are encouraged to use mulching mowers or compost their own grass clippings.
- YARD WASTE MIXED WITH TRASH WILL BE REJECTED.
- The following materials WILL NOT be collected: stumps; root systems or parts of roots attached to brush; brush mixed with garden debris; brush generated from site clearing activities; materials resulting from tree pruning or removal at an address other than the collection point; and tree branches greater than 4" in diameter and 4' in length.
- Yard Waste must be placed at the edge of the road, curb or alley (the same location as garbage pick-up) abutting your property only, not extending onto pavement.
How can Residents Dispose of Tree Branches and Logs Greater than 4" in Diameter?
- Offer to friends and neighbors for firewood
- Put a “Free Wood” sign on the pile (maximum size of sign cannot exceed 4 square feet)
- Contract with a private tree contractor
How Can Residents Dispose of Stumps?
- Hire a private tree contractor to grind the stump