Yard Waste

Yard Waste

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Yard waste includes plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, branches, brush, flowers, roots, wood waste, and other material commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens.

This includes sod and other biodegradable matter. This does not include soil, any garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human, or animal waste.

Yard waste should be placed at the curb in large brown paper bags, also known as Kraft bags, in open-top cans, or bundles that are clearly marked and identifiable.

Yard Waste Tips:

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Put yard waste in
kraft bags, open-top
cans, containers
clearly marked
“yard waste” or
bundles tied together
with cut ends facing
the street.
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Containers should be
no larger than 32
gallons and no
heavier than 50
pounds.
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Keep items 3 feet
away from your carts,
mailbox, fences,
walls, water meter,
telephone connection
box and parked cars.
Do not place any item
under low hanging
tree limbs or power
lines.
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Materials must be
able to be handled
by human power.

Item Specific Information:

Lawn Clipping, leaves and smaller items
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  • The total size of the yard waste pile inclusive of large and small items is 5 ft X 5 ft X 10 ft.If there is more than that amount it will not be collected by the contractor. However, Augusta will collect the material for an additional fee.
  • Place yard trimming in lawn and leaf Kraft paper bags or a reusable container that is no larger than 32 gallons and no heavier than 50 pounds. Reusable containers shall be clearly marked as “yard waste” or they may not be collected.
  • Small branches should be tied with string or twine into manageable bundles no heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Yard trimmings placed in plastic bags will be considered trash and will count against your extra garbage allowance, or will be left uncollected by the contractor.  However, Augusta will collect the material for an additional fee.

Brush and larger items
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    • The total size of the yard waste pile inclusive of large and small items is 5 ft X 5 ft X 10 ft. If there is more than that amount it will not be collected by the contractor. However, Augusta will collect the material for an additional fee.

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  • Stack materials along the curb in one row, not more than 10 feet in length, and ho higher than 5 feet in height.
  • Cut ends should face the street.
  • Do not block the sidewalk.
  • Do not have materials extending into the street.
  • To prevent damage to your property, keep items 3 feet away from your carts, mailbox, fences, walls, water meter, telephone connection box and parked cars. Do not place any item under low hanging tree limbs or power lines.
  • Brush should be no longer than 5 ft in length, as this material may be collected with a grapple truck.
  • Materials must be able to be handled by human power.
  • Small residual materials will not be collected. Place these materials either in your garbage cart or in a Kraft bag to be collected with the rest of the yard waste.

Items which are not collected
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  • Garbage, food, plastics
  • Lumber
  • Animal waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • Loose soil


Treecycle
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TreeCycling

After Christmas and during the month of January, Augusta Solid Waste will offer Christmas tree recycling as part of its yard waste program. We will pick these up at no charge to our customers. Please remove all lights and decorations, and place the tree out at the curb as yard waste on your collection day for pickup.

Click here to download the Treecycling Information Flyer


Grasscycling
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GrassCycle
Instead of bagging your grass clippings this spring and summer, participate in our grasscycling initiative. Grasscycling is a natural way to enrich your soil with nutrients, as well as keep your lawn looking beautiful. Also grasscycling reduces the need for fertilizers and reduces the contaminated runoff water entering storm drains and polluting natural waterways. In addition to the added benefits to your lawn, grasscycling also helps minimizes the amount of waste taken to landfills, as well as reduces Augusta Solid Waste’s costs to collect the grass clippings.

Click here to download the Grasscycling Information Flyer

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