Green Waste

Green waste service is provided once a week and is recycled into mulch.

Green waste includes:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Tree limbs
  • Christmas trees (ornaments and lights removed)
  • Organic material produced in your yard or garden
  • Does not include food waste or treated wood.

Green Waste Program Guidelines

  • Set your green waste out by 7 a.m. on your collection day but no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before. No more than 10 cubic yards will be collected.
  • Loose materials such as grass clippings and leaves should be placed in a reusable container or in bags and tied. Clear or translucent bags are required. Compostable bags are not required.
  • If a reusable container is used, it needs to be removed from the curb no later than 8 a.m. on the morning following the day of collection.
  • Brush and tree limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length; or between 4 and 6 inches and less than 2 feet in length.
  • Brush and tree limbs must be stacked in small piles (3 feet high and 3 feet wide). Bundling of tree limbs is not required, but recommended.
  • Green waste should be set out at the curb at least four feet from other objects.
  • Do not place green waste in your city issued garbage or recycle cart.
  • If you have a lawn care professional tending your yard, please request that they service your yard the day prior to your collection day.
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Contact Republic Services

Phone: 713-726-7307


Guidelines for Landscapers

Landscapers are asked to follow specific guidelines as it relates to their work. See the Landscaper Green Waste Guidelines Brochure for additional information for landscapers.