Yard Waste / Leaf Collection
The final round of leaf collection for the year is fast approaching! Please have your leaves and other yard waste ready for pickup by 6:30am on Monday, November 12. Collection will occur during the week of November 12-16 (actual dates may vary based on weather). Please note that collection may not occur on your normal solid waste collection day, so please have your items ready for pickup by Monday.
After this date, please take your yard waste to the City Recycling Drop Off Site.
Residents are provided with four curbside yard waste collections between April and November. Yard waste must be placed in a bag or container no larger than 50 gallons or 50 pounds (If you want the bags left behind for future use, please leave a container to put empty bags in along with a visible note on container or leave a brick/rock to place on the bags and a note to keep them from blowing away once emptied) and at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Monday morning of the following yard waste collection weeks. Yard waste can also be taken to the City Recycling Drop Off Site.
Yard Waste Curbside Collection schedule for 2018
- April 9 - 13
- May 7 - 11
- October 22 - 26
- November 12 - 16 (Actual collection dates may depend on weather)
Yard waste will be picked up between Monday and Saturday, but not necessarily on your refuse collection day. To ensure pick up, please have your yard waste at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the Monday of the collection week.
Yard Waste is accepted at the Recycling Drop Off Site.
No yard waste set out is the greenest option - resident mulches into the lawn or composts on site, reduces city labor and transportation costs
- Reused plastic cart, container or bags, reusable hundreds of times
- Compostable Bags ~30 gallon paper bag w/ folded top (~$0.50-1.20/bag)
- Non-reusable Bags ~30 gallon black plastic bag, bag must be left untied* ($0.10-0.20/bag)
Yard waste must be placed in a bag or container no larger than 50 gallons or 50 lbs. No loose materials or material in cardboard boxes will be collected.
Materials Not Accepted
Yardwaste Polybags Available
Yardwaste polybags are available to Fitchburg residents at the 2nd floor counter at City Hall. The first bag is free to residents who pay the refuse and recycling special charge on their property tax bill. Additional bags are $2 per bag. Bags are available on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact the main counter of City Hall at 608 270-4200 to find out if/when bags will be available.