The city collects yard debris (green waste) on a monthly schedule between January and September and bi-weekly between October and December. The schedule is available below.
To keep our community from looking cluttered, it is important that citizens note the week in which yard waste within their neighborhood is collected and that debris is placed behind the curb or behind the edge of the street just a day or two in advance. Yard debris may not be placed in the street. (Note: When significant storms pass through, we will conduct additional city-wide pickups as needed.)
Yard debris placed at the curb for monthly pickup:
- Must be located just behind the curb or edge of the roadway and away from obstructions like fire hydrants, cable TV boxes, street sign poles and trees.
- Should be placed just a day or two before the collection day.
- Must be cut into lengths no longer than 6 feet.
- Should be stacked neatly to accommodate efficient pickup.
In addition to the monthly pickup, the city offers the following alternative ways of discarding yard debris:
- Yard Waste Dumpster Delivery – If you are completing a major yard cleanup project, you can schedule a city dumpster to be delivered to your property. There is no charge for this service if the container is used exclusively for yard waste. Dumpsters may not be used by private contractors.
- Dumpsters at Creager Field (Dog Park) – Yard debris dumpsters are located at the Creager Field parking lot for residents to self-dump yard waste. The dumpsters are available 24-7, as are cardboard drop-off containers and a co-mingled recycling container.
- Public Works Yard Drop-off – The Foell Public Works Center at 210 Shafor Boulevard is open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on the first Saturday of every month for residents to drop off yard debris. We will also accept large “special pickup” type items.
Small amounts of yard debris such as twigs, hedge trimmings, garden debris, but NOT GRASS OR SOIL, may be placed in regular household trash containers…or, better yet, be taken to the yard debris containers at Creager Field.
The city does not collect soil or sod as part of the monthly program. We would be happy to arrange a dumpster to collect this material, for a fee.
No contractor-generated yard debris will be accepted. Landscape contractors MUST haul away all material that they produce.
Under no circumstance, other than leaves during the 10-week fall leaf collection season, should any debris be placed in the roadway or street gutter.
The city does not collect grass clippings. We encourage the use of mulching mowers and/or onsite composting.