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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. 

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 various locations throughout Monroe, including City Hall, the Street Department, grocery stores, etc. 

Collection Information
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.

Leaves
Leaves can still be raked into the gutter from October 15th to December 1st for pickup and composting at no cost to residents.

LEAVES SHOULD NOT BE RAKED INTO THE GUTTER ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR.
 

Free Yard Waste Drop Off Dates

Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

April 9th, 30th
May 7th, 28th
June 4th, 25th
July 9th, 30th
August 6th, 27th
September 3rd, 24th
October 1st, 22nd

Saturdays 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 19th
May 17th
June 14th
July 19th
August 16th
September 13th
October 11th