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Yard Waste Pickup

How to participate:

Brown Cart

The Yard Waste cart may be placed in front of your residence every other week for collection.

You should place the cart near the curb three feet from your drive way and three feet from your garbage cart.

Please note: your recyclable materials will be collected with a different truck than your regular garbage and consequently will be collected at a different time of day.

Yard Waste Recycling Program. Bi-Weekly

Yard waste will be picked up every other week alternating with the recycling week. Place your yard waste (grass clippings, leaves and small branches) loosely in your 96 gallon brown toter. Wheel the toter out to the curbside for collection every other week on the same day as your regular garbage pick up. Branches need to be no larger than 6 inches in diameter and cut short enough for the toter lid to close.

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Holiday Schedule:

Garbage and recycling or yard waste that is scheduled for pick-up on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day will not be picked up. Instead, it will be picked up on the following business day.

Two Carts

Acceptable Materials
Place only these items in your brown yard & garden cart:

  • lawn trimmings
  • garden prunings
  • tree trimmings
  • branches less than 6 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long
  • shrubs
  • weeds
  • leaves
  • miscellaneous brush and shrubs

How to participate:

Place loose yard waste in the brown toter. Please do not use plastic bags. Do not tie branches and limbs or pack the waste into the cart.

Every other week, on your garbage pick up day, set the brown toter out at the curb by 4:00 a.m. it's a good idea to set toters out the night before pick-up.

Please do not set out any extra material that will not fit into the cart with the lid closed. Yard waste collection will be fully automated, therefore, we will only collect yard waste which is placed in the brown toter with the lid closed. Over-flow material will not be picked up. Please save extra yard waste for the next pick up. If you have an extra large lot, you may need an additional brown toter in the Spring and Summer.

DO NOT place in your Yard Waste Cart the following:

  • no palm fronds and poison oak
  • no plastic bags
  • no tree limbs and branches larger than 6 inches in diameter and longer than 4 feet
  • no dirt, rock, concrete, gravel or metal
  • no trash and hazardous material
  • no liquids such as oil, water, gas or chemicals
  • no hot ashes or coal
  • no Styrofoam/polystyrene materials
  • no dead animals
  • no hazardous waste

If any of the above items are placed in the brown yard waste toter, the toter cannot be emptied into the yard waste collection truck.

Holiday Collection Schedule:

We observe Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Please see the Holiday Collection Schedule for more details.

Christmas Tree Collection

Brown Yard Waste Cart

Christmas trees may be set out on the curb for pickup on your scheduled trash day. Trees six feet tall and over should be cut in half. Flocked and treated trees may be set out as they will be separated at the Tracy Material Recovery Facility. Tinsel, ornaments and tree stands can not be recycled with the green waste and must be removed prior to pickup.