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Yard Waste Collection Service Overview

Curbside collection of yard waste is offered weekly from the first Monday of the first full week in April through Friday of the first full week in January. The Compost Facility is available year round for yard waste drop-off.

Yard waste must be placed in a kraft-ply bag with a yard waste sticker or in a yard waste cart for collection. Use this link for information on yard waste stickers, No Sticker Yard Waste Weeks, and our Yard Waste Cart Service. Yard wastes are considered: grass, leaves, and other vegetative materials such as garden debris, stalks, grasses, weeds and hedge trimmings. 

Bundled Brush. Bundled brush may be placed for curbside collection without a yard waste sticker during the curbside yard waste collection season noted above. Brush must be bundled with sturdy twine; tape, wire and plastic are not compostable. Before you bundle it, be sure it is acceptable as bundled brush. Logs, branches and tree trimmings are considered bundled brush.

The City will pick up bundled brush for free during yard waste collection season. Please use twine or other natural/degradable material, no plastics or metals, to bundle brush. Bundles should be no longer than 5 ft and weigh no more than 50 lbs for collection.

Logs/limbs must be less than 6" in diameter and less than 50 lbs for pickup through curbside collection.  Logs/limbs with greater diameter and weight can be dropped off at the Compost Facility

It is illegal to:

  • Place yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, brush or other lawn material in your garbage cart. These materials are recyclable. You, and the City, could be fined.  
  • Have an open fire containing leaves, grass, garbage, building materials, business waste or other prohibited materials. For more information on burning regulations, call the Fire Department at 563.326.7904.
  • Blow or otherwise place leaves and grass clippings in the street.  You could be fined, under City Code Chapter 8.14.  

Yard Waste Drop-off
The Compost Facility is available for yard waste disposal year round.