2018 Yard Waste Season

Collection Schedule

Find out when yard waste collection begins in your neighborhood.
Remove bags/barrels from curb
Collection will resume in the Spring!

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 [3 PP] 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.

First Collection

"On your regular trash day, during the third week of March"
Example: For Monday route... first Yard Waste collection day is Monday Mar 19th...
Monday Tuesday
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mar 19
Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23