Yardwaste Regulations

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Yardwaste is collected from all households year-round when properly prepared. Yardwaste mixed with garbage will not be collected. Properly prepared yardwaste will not count against the five container limit of garbage. Seasonally, yardwaste will either be collected in conjunction with garbage or collected separately and composted to make Oma-Gro. There is no limit to the amount of properly prepared yardwaste that will be collected.

To visit the Oma-Gro website, click here.



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  • Grass clippings and leaves.
  • Garden waste such as fallen apples, rotted or excess vegetables and fruit.
  • Trash cans up to 32 gallons and weighing up to 45 pounds, marked with a YW on both sides.
  • Special yardwaste paper bags weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Bundles of branches and brush, tied with string or twine. Bundles may weigh up to 30 pounds.
  • Branches may be up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.
  • Unlimited number of properly prepared marked cans, paper bags or brush bundles.
  • Christmas trees when properly prepared, otherwise take Christmas trees to a Christmas tree drop-off site. For more information about Christmas tree drop-off sites, click here.
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  • Plastic bags used in yardwaste collection
  • Mixtures of yardwaste and garbage.
  • No saw dust, lumber or treated lumber.
  • Litter, trash or garbage.
  • Whole cans of dirt or sod.
  • Street sweeping sand, litter, or rocks.
  • Cardboard boxes of yardwaste.
  • Pet manure or kitty litter.
  • Branches over 2 inches in diameter.
  • Branches over 4 feet long.
  • Plastic twine, nylon twine or wire used on brush.
  • Rope of any kind.
  • Unbundled brush.
  • Christmas trees that have not been prepared for collection.
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Collection Missed?

Call 402-444-5238 after 7PM on your collection day.