IMPORTANT NOTE: In Montgomery County, it is against the law to dispose of yard trimmings (grass, leaves, brush, and garden trimmings) in the household waste collection.

Collection Times

Mondays (exceptions below).

Ecology Services will not collect yard waste on some Federal and other holidays. The Town will notify residents of change in service dates through e-Town Mailing and news items on the Town website.

Collection Place

Yard waste should be placed at the curb.


Yard waste must be placed in paper bags, reusable cans or tied in bundles. Cans and bags must not weigh more than 45 pounds. Containers exceeding 45 pounds will be left at the curb for repackaging and picked up the following Monday if they are within the weight limits.


You may also tie branches and sticks into bundles with twine. The diameter of individual branches is limited to 4 inches. Bundles must not exceed 30 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.


Tired of bagging grass clippings? Help your lawn and help the environment by “grasscycling.” Grasscycling simply means recycling grass clippings—but instead of collecting your grass clippings as you mow and placing them in paper lawn bags or in reusable containers for curbside recycling collection, you can recycle your grass clippings right in your own yard. It’s fast, easy, and simple.

Through mowing at proper intervals, grasscycling produces short grass particles that fall to the soil surface and quickly break down. The result: the release of valuable nutrients that fertilize the lawn and adds organic matter that conserves moisture and protects against temperature extremes.