The Public Works Department collects yard waste from residential addresses every Thursday from mid-May to September. Yard waste is collected and composted, and used in municipal greenspaces and projects.

Acceptable materials at this time are grass clippings and leaves only.

Twigs, branches, and other plant materials are not part of the compost program and will not be picked up curbside. Town residents can dispose of twigs, branches, stumps, and root balls free of charge at the Valleyview Landfill during regular landfill hours, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bundled tree branches and twigs may also be disposed of during the Town’s annual Large Item Pick Up Program, which usually occurs in May each year. Further details on that program are made available in April.

Please note:

  • Acceptable yard waste intended for compost must be placed in a clear bag and be free of animal droppings.
  • Place bags for composting curbside, on your property, Thursdays by 7:00 a.m. Please ensure their placement does not obstruct the roadway or the sidewalk.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our sanitation workers, the total weight of each bag must not exceed 40 pounds – if you can lift the bag with one hand, it is considered a safe weight for handling. If a bag is deemed too heavy for lifting, it will not be picked up.

For more information on the Residential Yard Waste Program, please call the Public Works Department, (780) 524-5154 or (780) 524-5155.