Leaf, Yard Waste & Clean Wood

Leaf, Yard and Clean Wood Debris Guide

As of July 1, 2016, leaves, yard waste and clean wood cannot be disposed of in your household trash.

What is Leaf and Yard Waste?

Leaf and Yard waste include grass clippings, leaves, plants, kraft paper bags and brush that is less than an inch in thickness.  It does not include materials such as food residuals or soiled paper.

What is Clean Wood Waste?

Trees (including Christmas Trees), clean dimensional lumber (no paint, stains, nails, staples), natural woody debris, stumps, logs, root mats and brush greater than one inch in thickness.

How and Where Should These Materials Be Managed?

There are multiple acceptable ways to handle leaf and yard debris and clean wood debris.

MANAGE AT HOME: Consider using these materials at home, as in small construction projects, farming, gardening, composting, or home heating.

DROP-OFF AT TRANSFER STATION: Transfer stations that accept municipal solid waste must also accept leaf and yard debris. All transfer stations and drop-off areas were required to collect leaf and yard debris as of July 1, 2015 from April 1st through December 15th. Some facilities charge for the collection of these materials so calling ahead to obtain pricing information is recommended.