Yard Waste

Yard waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, and garden plants are recyclable. It can be conveniently recycled right in your back yard by digging a shallow trench and burying it, or building a small enclosure and composting it.

The use of "mulching mowers" cuts down on the amount of yard waste by chopping grass and leaves up and returning it to the soil. Many models of chipper/shredder machines are now on the market to make composting of sticks and branches easier. 


Yard Waste 

Any yard waste that is placed at the curb for pickup must have a Yard Waste Sticker affixed to it. Yard Waste will be collected on Wednesdays.  Please contact the Streets and Sanitation Dept. at 329-2490 prior to Wednesday to notify them that you will have yard waste to be picked up.  Please have yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Yard Waste Stickers are fluorescent green stickers, which can be purchased for $2 each at City Hall (1110 18th Avenue) or at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (1224 10th Avenue West).  

Yard waste that can be bagged, such as grass and leaves, should be in a clear or clear blue waterproof bag with a capacity of no more than 33 gallons, and weighing no more than 60 pounds. Sticks, branches, brush, stalks or other yard waste not easily bagged should be tied in bundles. The bundles should be no more than 4 feet long and weigh no more than 60 pounds. A Yard Waste Sticker must be on each bag or bundle of yard waste. 

Free Yard Waste Drop Off  

April (start date dependent on weather)  to October 28th - (Excluding Holidays)

When:      Monday - Friday  from  6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:    Street Department - 1064 5th Avenue

(No attendant will be present.)

Yard Waste Drop Off Rules

  1.   Bags/Boxes must be emptied and placed in barrels.
  2.   No Garbage
  3.   No Lumber
  4.   No Metal
  5.   No Furniture/Items Containing Freon
  6.   No Tires
  7.   No Plastic Pots or Containers
Fall Leaf Pickup
Leaves can still be raked into the gutter from October 15th to December 1st (or until the first significant snowfall) for pickup and composting at no cost to residents.