2021` Yard Waste Collection

Collection Schedule

Yard waste collection starts March 22nd 2021. 
For the complete yard waste schedule, please use the "my schedule" tool on our homepage or download the app "LowellRecycle".

If you need to dispose of yard debris contact 1-800GOTJUNK to collect yard waste from your home.
To drop-off of yard waste, visit Community Tree Services or Jones' Farm (see the "Recyclopedia" tool on our homepage for more information).


Acceptable Items

Yard Waste

Loose leaves, grass or brush in 'paper' lawn and leaf bags or labeled barrels-with handles. No plastic bags. Yard waste labels are available for free (4 per person) at the Department of Public Works (DPW - 1365 Middlesex Street), Neighborhood Services (City Hall), Senior Center or Health Department (341 Pine Street).


('paper' bags or labeled barrel) NO BOXES
  • Weigh less than 35 pounds
  • No item is longer than 3 feet
  • No item is thicker than 3 inches


(wrapped with non-metallic twine) NO TAPE
  • Weigh less than 35 lbs
  • No item is longer than 3 feet
  • No item is thicker than 3 inches

Non-acceptable Items

  • Logs / trunks
  • Non 'nature' items: boards, fence pieces, metal etc.
  • Rocks / boulders
  • Soil / dirt / sod / loam


City's contractor may reject items that don't qualify.


§ 270-7 C. Importation of waste. Whoever brings, disposes, stores, or places any waste [including yard waste] from any location not eligible for curbside collection to a household shall be punished by a fine of $200. Each piece of waste shall constitute a separate offense.

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