Yard / Land Waste
Landscape Waste Program
Yard waste collection is provided on a pay as throw basis. Yard waste consists of grass, shrubbery clippings, leaves, and plant material. It is to be set out in 30 gallon Kraft paper bags designed for the collection of yard waste or in 35 gallon (max) refuse cans clearly marked yard waste Only. A prepaid Yellow Yard Waste Tag must be affixed to each bag or can set out. Yard waste bags or cans are not to exceed 50 lbs when full. Do not use plastic bags for yard waste (plastic cannot be tub ground, composted, or tilled into soil). Yard waste is limited to what is generated at the residence being serviced. The waste must be out by 6 a.m. along with refuse during the yard waste collection season. Yard waste is collected from April - November each year.
Yard waste will also be picked up the entire week following Thanksgiving even if this stretches into December.
In addition, residents will be allowed to dispose of an unlimited number of Kraft paper bags of leaves without affixing yard waste disposal stickers during the final seven weeks of yard waste collection. Below are dates when free leaf collection will be available.
Oct. 17 - Dec. 2
Oct. 16 - Dec. 1
Tree branches not exceeding 4" in diameter, bush trimmings, and plant stocks must be tied into bundles using twine, not to exceed four feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, and not weigh more than 50 lbs.
Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, leaves are disposed of in YW bags or cans using a prepaid Yellow Yard Waste Tag for each bag / can set out. Residents are also allowed to dispose of an unlimited number of Kraft Paper YW bags filled with leaves without affixing prepaid Yellow YW Tags on each bag during a seven week period beginning in late October each year.
Rocks, sod, bales of hay, and landscape timbers are not landscape waste and should not be placed in yard waste cans or bags. These items require a special pick up service.
Collection times change. Make sure refuse, recycling, leaves, and yard waste are set out at the curb by no later than 6 a.m. on collection day. Village ordinance allows items to be set out after 7 p.m. the evening before collection day.