2017 Yard Waste Season

Collection Schedule

Find out when yard waste collection ends in your neighborhood.

Acceptable Items

Yard Waste

Loose leaves, grass or brush in 'paper' Lawn and Leaf bags or labeled barrels-with handles no plastic bags. Yard waste labels are available for free [3 PP] at the Department of Public Works (DPW) (1365 Middlesex Street), Neighborhood Services (City Hall), Senior Center or Health Department (341 Pine Street).


('paper' bags or labeled barrel) NO BOXES
  • Weigh less than 35 pounds
  • No item is longer than 3 feet
  • No item is thicker than 3 inches


(wrapped with non-metallic twine) NO TAPE
  • Weigh less than 35 lbs
  • No item is longer than 3 feet
  • No item is thicker than 3 inches

Non-acceptable Items

  • Logs / trunks
  • Non 'nature' items: boards, fence pieces, metal etc.
  • Rocks / boulders
  • Soil / dirt / sod / loam


City's contractor may reject items that don't qualify.


Per orders of the Commissioner of DPW "Collection of yard waste may be limited to 10 containers any combination of bags, barrels or bundles per address, per collection day."


§ 270-7 C. Importation of waste. Whoever brings, disposes, stores, or places any waste [including yard waste] from any location not eligible for curbside collection to a household shall be punished by a fine of $200. Each piece of waste shall constitute a separate offense.

Last Collection

"On your regular trash day, during the second week of December"
Example: For Monday route... last Yard Waste collection day is Monday December 11th...
Monday Tuesday
Wednesday Thursday Friday
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15