Lawn/Yard Waste and Kraft Bags

In the month of April, yard waste will be collected at the same time as loose leaves during spring cleanup. Please refer to the City’s leaf collection app to find out when the City will be on your street.  Beginning May 1, 2021 yard waste will be collected on your trash collection day.

kraft bags

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The City disposes of yard waste with recycling vendors that use the yard waste to make mulch, etc. Only grass clippings, leaves and small branches should be placed in the brown Kraft yard waste bags.  When solid waste that is not organic in nature is placed in with yard waste it contaminates the material and it cannot be recycled.  For this reason, the City will be rejecting yard waste bags that contain plastics, bottles, bags, cans, flowering trays, and any other unacceptable material.  Remember, bags should not weigh more than 40 lbs. and should be folded up top if at all possible.  Help us to recycle correctly by placing only allowable material in the bag.