Setting out Branches and Yard Waste

Follow these guidelines when setting out branches and yard waste:

Trash Cart and Manual Service Customers

    • Tie loose branches in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. No branches may exceed 4 inches in diameter.  A maximum of 10 branches bundles per household will be collected per the overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks).
    • Do not place branches in your city issued black trash cart and place at least 2 feet away from carts when setting bundles out for collection.
    • Leaves and yard clippings must be in bags or containers and weigh no more than 50 pounds each when full.  Learn when and where you can take leaves to be recycled with LeafDrop.


Dumpster Service Customers

    • Tie loose branches in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. No branches may exceed 4 inches in diameter.  A maximum of 5 bundles of branches or five bags of leaves per week can be placed in dumpsters.
    • Leaves and yard clippings must be in bags or containers and weigh no more than 50 pounds each when full.  Learn when and where you can take leaves to be recycled with LeafDrop.
    • When placing out large volumes of branches and/or bags of leaves, please follow the LIP collection schedule for your neighborhood. Place items in back of your home in the alley.
    • Do not place items within 4 feet of the dumpsters.

Branches in the Right-of-Way

Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments would like to remind homeowners that they are responsible for trees on the public right-of-way. If a prow tree or tree part is blocking a roadway, it must be removed immediately. This can occur one of three ways: homeowner removes, homeowner contracts for the removal, city contracts for the removal. If the latter occurs, homeowner is responsible for associated costs. A list of Licensed Forestry Tree Contractors is available.

Residents are also responsible for removal and disposal of tree stumps and all branches over 4 inches in diameter. A list of registered haulers who are private haulers that have registered with Solid Waste Management is also available. These are private companies and fees are charged.  Additional haulers may be available using the yellow pages.
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