Yard Waste

icon showing samples of yard wastePlace Yard Waste Curbside

If your yard waste collection and your garbage collection fall on the same day, please place yard waste apart from the garbage. For those residents who are serviced by automated trucks, service standards and collections schedule did not change for yard waste.  Yard waste is collected weekly.  DO NOT place any yard waste in the City issued carts.

Yard Waste includes:

  • Grass clippings and leaves (these items must be in cans of  45 gallon size or in sealed plastic bags holding a maximum of 40 pounds)
  • Shrub trimmings
  • Tree limbs
  • Palm fronds

Cut any limbs to 5 feet or shorter, 6 inches or less in diameter and stack in piles parallel to the curb. Each limb or log must not exceed 40 pounds.

Please note that tree removal and trimming services are required by ordinance to remove any yard waste they generate.

Items that are not yard waste:

Fencing, landscape timbers, garden hoses, planters, flower pots, yard decorations

The South Mulch Facility at 11600 Davis Creek Road East is closed until further notice. The current disposal site for yard waste is Trail Ridge Landfill, located at 5110 U.S. Hwy 301 in Baldwin.  (about 4 1/2 mi. south of US 301 at I-10)  Call 904-255-7355 for scale house.

Trail Ridge hours:
6 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mon - Fri
6 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sat
Closed Sundays
 

Private individuals, companies and waste haulers are encouraged to contact the above facilities to confirm hours of operations, rates and acceptability of waste.

Don't Bag it, Recycle it Yourself!

Use your yard waste rather than placing it curbside for collection by:

  • Using a mulching blade and leaving your grass clippings on the lawn, as one bag contains up to 1/4 pound of organic nitrogen that is vital to lawn and plant growth.
  • Using your oak leaves and pine needles as a mulch. This helps the soil retain moisture, reduces weeds and prevents erosion.
  • Making your own backyard compost. You may include vegetable waste from the kitchen in your compost pile.
To request collection service or report a problem with collection, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit 630-CITY online.

*Note: Hired tree trimming or removal services are responsible for the disposal of the yard waste they produce.
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