Yard Debris

Curbside Collection - Bags or Bundle

Yard debris is collected in paper bags only. All waste must be bagged or bundled. Bags must be kept as dry as possible to avoid having the bottom fall out during pick-up. Please note that the yard waste collection is performed by the DPW. We try to schedule the pick-up to coincide with your trash collection. In the event that your yard waste is not picked up the same day as your trash collection, simply leave it out and DPW will pick it up within a few days.

Bags must use paper bags only, no plastic bags allowed. 30-gallon paper bags can be purchased at your local home center, hardware, or department store.

Bundles must be tied securely with string or twine (do not tie with wire) and cannot exceed 24 inches in length with a maximum material diameter of 1 1/2 inches. Any bag of bundle placed curbside is subject to a maximum weight limit of 30 pounds. A maximum of 25 bags or bundles will be picked up at one time.

Drop-off at T.A.R.F. (Transfer and Recycling Facility)

Yard waste can be dropped off at the TARF located behind the American Legion Hall, located at 351 Fall River Avenue. The facility is open between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday (closed from Noon to 12:30 pm for lunch), excluding holidays. It is also open every Saturday between April and November from 8 am to Noon. Bags must be emptied on-site to ensure contents are appropriate.

Do Not Include

  • Oversized branches
  • Logs
  • Stumps
  • Household garbage
  • Metal of any kind
  • Rocks
  • Ashes
  • Animal waste
  • Any items that may be used in gardening or planting, such as:
    • Pots
    • Soil
    • Flats
    • Fertilizer
    • Seed bags

Any of these items will likely cause damage to the machinery and contaminate the compost produced.

Compost is available to all residents, free of charge, and can be picked up at the TARF during the hours indicated above.