The City's garbage contractor will pick up yard waste on your weekly trash day from April through December.
Yard waste must be placed in kraft paper bags or in a container clearly marked "yard waste." Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. You may obtain "yard waste" stickers to place on trash cans, to create yard waste containers. These stickers are available at the front desk at City Hall.
Chipping of your yard trimmings is offered year round by the Department of Public Works (DPW). Please arrange all trimmings in the same direction, and place the pile at your curb. Do not place lumber, landscape ties, roots or root balls, or picker type bushes into the pile. These items must be separated. Typically there will be a nominal charge for separation and removal of these items, as the DPW has to pay extra to dispose them.
Branches must be no thicker than 12-inches in diameter and no longer than 4-feet in length.
There is no need to contract the DPW to request chipping services, as the chipper will come by your street every two-weeks on average.
Contracted tree trimmings will not be picked up by the Department of Public Works. You must have the contractor who completed the tree work remove the associated brush.
The Department of Public Works offers leaf pick-up to the residents in the fall only. Leaves should be raked to the curb for removal. Please sign-up to receive update on the "Notify Me" tab located on the home page of the City's website.
Please do not throw brush or garden trimmings in the leaf piles as it plugs up the machines. If the crews see brush or garden trimmings in the leaf piles they will go around the leaf pile.