Yard waste will be collected from the first Monday in April through the third full week of October of each year in accordance with the following procedures:
All yard waste must be separated from recycling materials and general refuse at the curbside.
All grass clippings, leaves and other small loose trimmings from shrubs, trees or bushes must be placed in paper sacks or cardboard boxes (mandatory biodegradable containers) and/or multi-use containers clearly and permanently marked for "Yardwaste" (lettering 6 inch minimum) with a maximum size of 32 gallons and weight of 50 pounds. Multi-use containers cannot be 55-gallon drums nor 'cut down' barrels.
All tree limbs must be placed in piles, not bundled, with all stems lying in the same direction. Large limbs, up to four (4) inches in diameter must be delimbed to reduce size for sufficient handling.
Large tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter, tree stumps, tree roots, or excessive quantities of branches from heavy tree trimming or tree removal will NOT be collected. Plastic bags and unmarked containers will not be collected.
Placement of yardwaste shall not obstruct sidewalks or public streets.
Yardwaste material will be collected on each resident's normal garbage collection day. Materials should be placed out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure pickup.
Fall Leaf Collection
Fall leaf collection begins in late October and runs through the end of November. Property owners are permitted to rake their leaves to the edge of the roadway for collection without putting them in containers.
Leaves should not be placed in the traveled portion of the roadway, over or around drainage structures, or on sidewalks. Brush and other yard waste should be separated from leaf piles.
The collection schedule will be published annually prior to commencing the service and can also be found on the City’s website at www.myalma.org.
The City will collect leaves twice during the program in accordance with the published schedule.