2019 Yard Waste Season

Collection Schedule

YARD WASTE Collection on Summer collection schedule 
  Every-Other-Week... 'opposite' your recycling...

Find out when yard waste collection occurs in your neighborhood.

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 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.

Summer Collection

On May 20th, Yard Waste collection will be every-other-week {'opposite' recycling}. After Columbus Day 'weekly' collection will resume... thru the 2nd week of December.

To view collection calendar specific to your address visit: Curbside Schedule