Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Week of April 17

The official start to this year’s annual spring yard waste collection calendar is April 17, 2023.

The bi-weekly schedule has been mailed out to all homes and can also be found on the Waste Collection page of the City website.


This year, we are asking residents to pay particular attention to the rules surrounding branch bundling. Due to the ice storm, a number of special collections took place to help residents dispose of as much as possible, but some small pockets of branches may remain.

  • We ask residents to bundle branches securely in four-foot lengths in bundles that are no larger than three feet in diameter.
  • Bundles should not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Do not use wire to tie bundles.
  • Thorny branches should be placed in boxes, pails or yard waste bags.

Yard Waste Reminders

  • Residents are reminded to place yard waste in acceptable containers such as paper yard waste bags, garbage cans, cardboard boxes or roll-out carts.
  • Yard waste that is improperly prepared (e.g. placed in plastic bags) will not be picked up. 
  • Please make sure yard waste is at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on your scheduled yard waste collection day. 

Collection calendars have been mailed out, but if you do not have a calendar yet, please contact 311 to request one. 

All collected yard waste is composted, shredded, decomposed and then sold as compost. For more information on compost sales, please visit www.ewswa.org or call 1-800-563-3377. 

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