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Yard Waste
Yard waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, and garden plants are recyclable. It can be conveniently recycled right in your back yard by digging a shallow trench and burying it, or building a small enclosure and composting it.

The use of "mulching mowers" cuts down on the amount of yard waste by chopping grass and leaves up and returning it to the soil. Many models of chipper/shredder machines are now on the market to make composting of sticks and branches easier. 

City Provided Services

Yard Waste Stickers
Any yard waste that is placed at the curb for pickup must have a Yard Waste Sticker affixed to it. Yard Waste Stickers are fluorescent green stickers, which can be purchased for $2 each at City Hall (1110 18th Avenue) or the Wastewater Treatment Plant (1224 10th Avenue W).  

Yard waste that can be bagged, such as grass and leaves, should be in a clear or clear blue waterproof bag with a capacity of no more than 33 gallons, and weighing no more than 60 pounds. Sticks, branches, brush, stalks or other yard waste not easily bagged should be tied in bundles. The bundles should be no more than 4 feet long and weigh no more than 60 pounds. A Yard Waste Sticker must be on each bag or bundle of yard waste. Yard waste should be kept separate from garbage and other recyclable materials.

Fall Leaf Pickup
Leaves can still be raked into the gutter from October 15th to December 1st (or until the first significant snowfall) for pickup and composting at no cost to residents.


2016 Free Yard Waste Drop Off Dates

Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

April 20th
May 4th, 25th
June 1st, 22nd
July 6th, 27th
August 10th, 31st
September 21st
October 5th, 26th

Saturdays 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 9th
May 14th
June 11th
July 16th
August 20th
September 10th
October 15th