Original Release: 8/22/2022
Driving around the city we continue to notice an abundance of yard debris on residential tree lawns placed well before the correct collection day. Pruning and trimming of trees, shrubs and hedges is a chore that must be done, but do not place any debris on your tree lawn before 5 p.m. the day preceding your collection day but no later than 7 a.m. the day of collection. Small trimmings four feet and under must be bundled with twine or contained either in yard waste bags or designated yard waste only containers (stop at the service garage office for "Yard Waste Only" stickers for your privately purchased cans). Longer branches up to a 6-inch diameter should be left long and stacked with the butt ends facing the same direction for our woodchipper to collect. We can take grass and hedge clippings, but no sod, earth, or processed wood (lumber) as part of our yard waste program.
Leaf DisposalBeginning in mid to late October the Service Department will begin vacuuming piles of leaves from treelawns as we do every year. Leaf pick-up will be on an AS-NEEDED Basis. All leaves that are collected from treelawns will be recycled, composted, and made into leaf humus or other product. It is extremely important that all leaves are piled on your treelawn for vacuum pick-up. Please DO NOT pile leaves in the street or gutter as this is a safety hazard and these leaves may not be picked up. PILED LEAVES MIXED WITH BRANCHES OR OTHER MATERIALS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
At the end of the leaf season, should you have small quantities of leaves or other yard waste for pickup, please place them in paper yard waste bags or your designated yard waste container for pick-up on your regular collection day. We appreciate your assistance in assuring a successful leaf collection program and the responsible recycling of as much or our yard waste as possible.