Yard trim is leaves, grass, brush or anything else that has grown naturally in your yard.
Choose from these methods for recycling your yard trim:
To be accepted in our curbside recycling program, each branch or tree limb may be up to
Do not use plastic bags.
|To prepare your yard trim this way||Follow these instructions|
|paper yard trim bags||Place material into large paper yard trim bags (available at most grocery stores, home improvement stores, and garden centers).
Each bag must be 45 pounds or less. Set bags at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Do not use paper grocery or shopping bags for yard trim collection.
|reusable container||Place material into reusable containers, like trash cans.
Label your containers with our Yard Trim decals. Make sure the decals face the street. Order free decals.
Each container must be 45 pounds or less. Set containers at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
|bundled with twine||Bundle your brush with twine.
Each bundle must be
You may set out an unlimited number of bags, containers, or bundles of branches and other yard trim for pickup.
Pickups are made on your regular recycling day. You do not need to request a separate collection.
We accept leaves year-round in our weekly yard trim collections. You must prepare your leaves in paper yard trim bags or reusable containers.
Curbside leaf vacuuming is offered in a number of County areas during the Fall. Vacuuming is provided by the County's Division of Highway Services.
Curbside yard trim collections do not accept
We compost leaves and grass at our Compost Facility. After the finished compost is screened, the material is sold under the brand names Leafgro.
We grind brush into mulch, available at no charge at our Neighborhood Mulch Preserve locations.