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Yard Waste

When is my yard waste collected?

Yard waste is collected bi-weekly during designated weeks in the sp​ring, summer and fall.  Click here to determine your yard waste week.

What materials are accepted?

  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Garden Waste
  • Decorative cornstalks & straw bales
  • Brush (must be bundled. See instructions below).
  • Pet Waste
  • Plastic (bags, dog toys)
  • Sod, soil or sand

How Do I prepare my yard waste?

Yard waste must be at the curb by Monday at 7 a.m. of your collection week. Collection will occur at some time during the week and does not necessarily coincide with your regular​ collection day.

Yard waste can be placed in: 

  • Kraft paper yard waste bags
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Open-ended rigid containers

Brush must be bundled as follows:

  • Secured with twine or string
  • No larger than 2 meters in length and 30 cm in diameter
  • Individual branches should not exceed 7 cm in diameter

  • Do NOT put yard waste in your green cart.  
  • Yard waste may also be taken to County waste drop-off location during ​regular operating hours at no charge.
  • There is a charge for brush. Click here for rates and more waste drop-off information.
  • For curbside service, yard waste must be on a municipal road. In order to get yard waste collection on a seasonal or private road, residents may rely on a Common Collection Point (CCP).
  • The County reserves the right to limit quantities.

Still don’t know where things go?

what happens to my yard waste after collection?