Yard Waste Collection


Weekly yard waste collection through Groot runs from April 1 through the first full week in December of every year. All yard waste material should be placed out for collection by 6 a.m. on the designated collection day, and must be bundled/bagged appropriately for collection. There is no limit to the number of yard waste bags that may be placed out for collection.

Yard Waste Items

Yard waste includes:
  • Brush
  • Flowers
  • Garden waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Tree limbs less than 4 inches in diameter and not longer than 4 feet in length
  • Twigs

Sod is not considered yard waste and should be disposed of as refuse.


& Bagging

  • Brush or branches are to be properly contained, bagged, or bundled and tied, so that one person can safely load it into the truck.
  • Brush and/or branches (less than 4 inches in diameter) must be cut into 4-foot lengths, bundled with biodegradable natural fiber twine (plastic or wire is prohibited).
  • Yard waste must be placed in 33-gallon kraft papers bags designed for yard waste collection. These bags may be purchased at local retail stores.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be collected free of charge during the first 2 weeks of January. Trees do not require a sticker, but do need to be free of all ornamentation, tinsel, garland, and lights.