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Yard Waste Collection Tips

yardwasteSpring is in the air and it is time to begin the spring cleaning projects you’ve been putting off all winter. Yard work may be at the top of your priority list now that it is getting warmer out. A by-product of these outdoor projects is yard waste. Yard waste is material such as tree trimmings, shrubbery and other organic landscape vegetation. Please continue reading to learn more information on how you can dispose of this material.

Many municipalities that Penn Waste services include yard waste collection as part of their service. Although this is the case for some municipalities, yard waste collection may not be a part of your current contract. Please be sure to check your municipality’s page to see if yard waste is a part of your collection. Simply click this link and find your municipality in the list toward the bottom of the page.

If you do have yard waste collection in your municipality, here are some tips to help prepare your yard waste for collection:

  • Place your yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine in easy-to-handle bundles. Many municipalities have different requirements. Below are some generic guidelines, but be sure to check your municipalities specific guidelines.
    • Bundles may be no longer than 5 feet in length.
    • Branches may not exceed 6 inches in diameter.
  • Once prepared, yard waste must be placed at the curb on your scheduled pick up day before your collection time.
  • Typically, the following material may not be placed curb side as part of your yard waste collection:
    • Grass Clippings
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Tree Stumps
    • Dirt & Stones

In order to ensure that you are following your municipality’s guidelines on yard waste, please check your municipality’s page or contact Penn Waste.

Please keep an eye out later in the month covering GrassCycling and how it can be beneficial to your yard.

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6 comments on “Yard Waste Collection Tips

    • Great question! You may purchase this at many hardware stores, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot or it may be available at other retailers as well. Thanks!

    • You have a couple of options. We recommend finding other ways of recycling this material, such as composting. If composting is not an option, you may place yard waste material with your regular trash collection. Please keep in mind that this material that is placed curbside will still count toward your limit of containers you may set out each week. Be sure to check your municipality’s page on our website to ensure you are fitting in the required limits.

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