Yard Waste Program starts April 3

It's officially the first day of spring and residents are eager to clean their yards. Yard waste services for the City do not begin until April 3.  Yard waste is defined by state law as grass clippings, sod without dirt, twigs (less than 2″ in diameter), leaves, and other yard vegetation. Yard waste is not: rootballs, soil, stumps, tree trunks, large shrubs, and bushes.

Place yard waste in 20-gallon or smaller cans or in paper yard waste bags for collection on your regular trash day. Cans must be labeled with “Yard Waste Only” stickers, available through MMWA or from your local municipal office. Cans and bags must weigh less than 50 pounds each. Close bags and use lids on cans if available. Twigs and grasses cannot extend more than 12″ above the container. Yard Waste sticker are available at the City, or at GilRoy's and True Value Hardware where you can also purchase a container.

Residents may set out an unlimited number of bags or cans. paper yard waste bags. 

The composting site used by MMWA processes only yard waste. Please do not put food waste in your yard waste containers or bags.