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Spring Yard Waste Collection

2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection



Our Spring Yard Waste Collection will take place April 8-12, May 6-10 and June 3-7 2019.


Accepted Material

The following yard waste must be small enough to fit into a paper biodegradable bag. Biodegradable bags are sold at most home supplies stores, local retailers and garden centers.

-Dead plants 
-Dethatching material 
-Flower and vegetable bed debris (cornstalks, tomato plants etc.) 
-Pine needles 
-Grass clippings combined with the above materials

How to Prepare for Collection

Material must be presented for collection correctly, if material is not presented correctly, that material will be skipped and not collected.

-Must use yard waste 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags

-Yard waste includes grass clippings combined with weeds, leaves, and shrub/brush trimmings. Remove dirt from roots.

-Place grass clippings combined with leaves, weeds and garden waste into yard waste Bio-degradable paper bags. (Note: grass clippings must be combined with other material)

-Do not mix fruits, vegetables, trash, or animal droppings with your yard waste. Households that put prohibited items in their yard waste will not be collected.

-Do not overload yard waste bags.  Bags must weigh less than 40 pounds.  Heavy bags or bundles will not be collected.

-Do not use plastic bags or cardboard boxes for yard waste.

-Dirt and sod are not acceptable as yard waste.

-No seasonal decoration made with wire frames and plastic materials. For example Christmas Wreaths.

-Yard waste (limbs, brush, debris) must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled using biodegradable material and must weigh less than 40 pounds. Bundles must be manageable for work crews to easily handle.   The twine to bundle the debris must be environmentally friendly material. Nylon rope, wire, synthetic line of any kind will be skipped and not collected. These materials can harm the processing equipment, the operators of the equipment and contaminate the finished recycled materials.

-Private contractors are responsible for hauling away their own debris.

-Yard waste should never be blown or swept into the street

-Close your bags by folding them down

-Bundle branches and brush up to 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length with organic twine (wire, nylon or plastic twine not allowed)

-Place your bags at the curb on your trash day by 6 a.m.


Unacceptable Items

-Yard waste placed in plastic bags, trash cans, cardboard boxes, bundles tied with wire or in other containers.
-Paper leaf bags containing branches, trash, grass, soil, rocks, bulky or metal items will not be collected. 
-Bags with grass clippings only can not be collected.  Grass clippings without other materials combined can be properly disposed at the Yard Waste and Recycling Center.

For More information about our Yard Waste and Recycling Center

Please visit our web site for year-round yard waste disposal options available at the Recycling Center, 25 Brixton St. Annual permit required.
For more information, call 860-561-8100 or visit www.WestHartfordCT.gov/publicworks