How do we prepare yard waste for pick up?

Residents are allowed to place yard waste in biodegradable kraft type bags (no sticker required) or use the 95-gallon yard waste cart provided by Lakeshore Recycling Systems (formerly known as Environmental Recycling & Disposal). 

Place carts and/or bags at the curb with wheels against the curb by 6 a.m. on your designated collection day. Branches, shrubbery cuttings and tree limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and bundled to a maximum of two feet in diameter and three feet in length. Bundles must weigh less than 50 lbs. 

Acceptable items include:

  • Grass trimmings
  • Shrubbery cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Live Christmas trees
  • Twigs
  • Branches
  • Outdoor plants
  • Flowers
  • Tree limbs (if less than 4 inches in diameter bundled to a maximum of two feet in diameter and three feet in length)

Unacceptable items include:

  • Plastic bags
  • Animal waste
  • Cardboard
  • Concrete
  • Rock
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Dirt
  • Stone
  • Indoor plants
  • Trees
  • Stumps larger than 3 inches

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1. Why didn’t they pick up my refuse or recycling?
2. How do I dispose of yard waste?
3. How do we prepare yard waste for pick up?
4. How do I obtain or replace my existing refuse tote?
5. How do I dispose of a couch or any other large item?
6. How do I dispose of an appliance?
7. Where can you recycle electronics?
8. Is there a compactor and where is it located?
9. How do you dispose of your Christmas Trees?
10. How do I know my designated refuse & recycling collection day?
11. What holidays are observed for refuse & recycling collection?