Yard Waste & Compost

The 2020 Compost It! season runs weekly on Fridays from April 10th through November 28th.

Yard waste bags and bundles are collected from the curb weekly during Compost It! season, typically on garbage collection day. 

Winter Collection

There are two chances to get rid of any remaining yard waste before spring in 2021. 

  • Winter collection is Saturday, January 2nd and Friday, January 8th. 
  • 2020 stickers for both carts and bags can be used for winter collection. 
  • Christmas trees need one sticker
  • No wreaths or garland will be picked up.
  • Regular yard waste pickup will start again in April

Order Stickers

Small twigs and branches, leaves, and lawn clippings, as well as garden vegetation, can be collected.

  • Twigs and branches: each bundle requires a green Compost it! sticker and must be smaller than four feet long by eighteen inches in diameter.
  • Leaves and lawn clippings: these should be placed at the curb in Compost It! yard waste bags, or store-brand bags with a green Compost It! sticker. No other bags can be collected.
  • Garden vegetation: if it died on the vine, it can be disposed of through the Compost It! program. However, spoiled fruits and vegetables from the fridge belong in the trash.

About Compost It!

A Compost It! cart is on wheels, just like your Curb It! recycling cart, making it a convenient alternative to yard waste bags. Simply wheel it to the curb on garbage day during Compost It! season. The 96-gallon cart can hold the equivalent of three yard waste bags, but you can always use the Bags & Sticker program if your yard waste exceeds the cart’s capacity. For more information, visit the Metro Wast Authority Cart Service page.

Returning Carts

If you are moving, you may leave your cart for the next resident. If you no longer want your cart, you have the option to use it for storage, gift it to a neighbor, or sell it as you own the cart. Metro Waste Authority will not take the cart back unless it is new. If you have additional questions, please call Metro Waste Authority at 515-244-7336.