How to prepare fall leaves and brush for collection

Published on November 18, 2022

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With cooler temperatures in the air, leaves need to be raked and trees and shrubs need to be trimmed. Here are a few reminders about how to dispose of yard trimmings and brush.

  1. Bag it. Paper yard bags can be purchased at grocery stores, hardware and garden stores. These bags are for leaves, grass clippings and other small trimmings only.
  2. Bundle it. Use string or twine to bundle shrub and tree trimmings. Bundles should be no more than four feet long and weigh no more than 40 pounds.
  3. Stack it. Individual tree and shrub limbs less than eight feet long and four inches in diameter can be stacked at the curb on your weekly pickup day. Make sure piles do not exceed 10 cubic yards.
  4. Drop it off. Take brush to one of the City’s four drop-off stations.



Photo: Use paper bags for leaves, grass clippings and other small trimmings.



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