What is yard trim?
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:
See our instructions for oversized yard trim and storm debris.
How do I prepare yard trim for curbside pickup?
To be accepted in our curbside recycling program, each branch or tree limb may be up to
- 4 feet in length
- 4 inches in diameter
Yard trim in plastic bags will not be collected.
|Prepare your yard trim this way
|following these instructions
|paper yard trim bags
|Place only compostable yard trim materials into large paper yard trim bags, available at most grocery stores, home improvement stores, and garden centers.
Each paper bag must not exceed 45 pounds. Set paper bags at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Do not use paper grocery bags or plastic shopping bags for yard trim collection.
|Place only compostable yard trim materials into reusable containers, like trash cans.
Containers must have a County "yard trim" label on them. Labels should be facing the street. Order yard trim decals.
Each container must not exceed 45 pounds. 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
Set bundles at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
- 30 inches or less in diameter
- 45 pounds or less
How much yard trim is accepted per collection?
You may set out an unlimited number of bags, containers, or bundles of branches and other yard trim for pickup.
Do I have to request yard trim pickups?
Pickups are made on your regular recycling day. You do not need to request a separate collection.
Do you make leaf pickups in Fall?
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.
What is not accepted?
Curbside yard trim collections do not accept
What happens to the yard trim we collect?
We compost leaves and grass at our Compost Facility. After the finished compost is screened, the material is sold under the brand name Leafgro.