Yard Waste Collection

  • 2022 Special Collections calendar (includes yard waste collection)
  • STARTED Monday, April 11, 2022
  • ENDS Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • Collected curbside EVERY OTHER WEEK on your regular collection day.
  • Special Note: Due to July 4 holiday falling on a Monday, all collection for that week will be on a one-day delay schedule.
  • Place bags out on the curb the night before the collection day.
  • Yard waste bags will be available starting Saturday, April 2, 2022, during regular woody waste facility hours.
  • If it is raining or rain is in the forecast, please hold curbside yard waste until the next collection date. Yard waste bags are paper, and paper will rip and tear when wet.
  • You may also take your yard waste to the township’s woody waste facility during its seasonal operating hours.

How to prepare yard waste for collection:

  • Curbside yard waste collection includes ONLY: leaves, garden residue, brush, shrubbery trimmings, and small branches less than 2” in diameter. Place yard waste in bio-bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine.
  • Collection DOES NOT INCLUDE: grass clippings, fruit & vegetable waste, tree stumps, dirt, rocks, or stones. Bags containing these will not be collected, and will be left at the curb.
  • Larger branches, three inches or more in diameter, must be cut into four-foot lengths, bundled/tied, and placed next to your yard waste bags.
  • Bundles may not be longer than 4’ in length, exceed 6″ in diameter, and weigh more than 30 lbs each.
  • DO NOT put tree branches or sticks in your trash can, or leave them piled up (unbundled, untied) on the curb. It will not be collected. 
  • An unlimited number of bags or bundles may be placed at the curb.
  • Put your bag at the curb only when it is full. Fill bags to the line indicated, and fold or smash in the bag. Twigs and branches sticking out may cause injury to the loaders. Hauler has the right to leave bags if not filled properly. 
  • Yard waste in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected. They will be left at the curb.

Storm Debris Cleanup: DO NOT put fallen tree branches, sticks, etc. into a trash can with or without trash, or piled up (unbundled, untied) on the curb. It will not be collected.

After the curbside collection has ended and the yard waste facility has closed, yard waste (NOT INCLUDING GRASS CLIPPINGS) can be disposed of with regular trash. It must be contained in black plastic bags and be counted as one of your three containers of trash.

Martin Mulch Products in Ephrata (located at 55 Woodcrest Drive), will accept grass clippings for a fee. Call them for more information – (717) 733-1602.