Leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings and other organic yard waste materials are picked up weekly on a seasonal basis (April-November). Yard waste must be at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your trash collection day. Residents may place as much material at the curbside as needed as long as it is compliant with the guidelines listed below.
IMPORTANT: CART will be transitioning yard waste collection from weekly to every other week beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020. This means that residents’ yard waste collection will be on the same day as their recycling collection day. In the fall, collection will transition back to weekly collection through the end of the season.
Due to heavy yard waste volume early in the season, it typically takes 4-6 weeks of collection before yard waste is consistently picked on residents’ schedule collection day. This year, due to a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a delayed start date, staffing shortages and increased volume of materials, yard waste collection has been slower than normal.
Every other week yard waste collection will reduce the size of the collection area, stabilizing the overall collection process and limiting truck-related costs (fuel, maintenance, impacts on neighborhood streets, etc.). To minimize impacts of every other week collection on residents, the City recommends residents much their grass clipping as opposed to bagging them. Residents are also encouraged to compost leaves and other yard clippings if feasible.
Below is a map with the day and date of the first collection round for every other week yard waste collection. Click on the interactive Recycling, Trash and Yard Waste map to locate what color your residential property is in or to enlarge the map to view additional details. The schedule is as follows:
Blue Week: Green Week:
Monday - 6/15 Monday - 6/22
Tuesday - 6/16 Tuesday - 6/23
Wednesday - 6/17 Wednesday - 6/24
Thursday - 6/18 Thursday - 6/25
For additional information and to view all details, please see the full press release.