Monday, June 2, 2014

Lexington Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Town of Lexington
Residential Yard Waste Recycling
CURBSIDE PICKUP: 6  Spring Weeks - Apr 7-11, Apr 21-25, May 5-9, May 19-23, Jun 2-6 and Jun 16-20.

Place open / uncovered  yard waste barrels or containers or biodegradable paper bags at least
8 feet away from regular trash containers and recycling bins on your regular trash collection day.

CONTAINERS: Biodegradable Paper Bags &/or Open Barrels … May be used for curbside pickup or Hartwell Avenue dropoff.

Plastic Bags … May only  be used for Hartwell Ave dropoff and must be emptied and removed from the area by resident.

Leaves, grass clippings, dead flower/vegetable plants, wood chips, hedge clippings, pine needles/cones and brush (defined as cut or broken branches) 1" inch or less in diameter.

Requirements for brush 1" or less in diameter  included in “Approved Yard Waste”:
a. Curbside collection
 - brush should not protrude out of the top of bags/barrels or be tied.
b. Hartwell drop-off
 - brush is collected in a separate brush pile at the Composting Facility.

Requirements for branches 1" up  to 4” in diameter (not collected with curbside yard waste):
a. Curbside trash collection
 – Must be cut in maximum 3' lengths and tied in bundles not to exceed 75 lbs. in weight or 24” in diameter.
 A maximum of 5 bundles may be put out with the regular refuse on collection day. Note: these are incinerated and are not recycled.
b. Hartwell Ave. drop-off 
– branches are collected in a separate brush pile at the facility.
Small quantities of unscreened composted material and wood chips are available free to residents.

Home Composting Bins are also available for $30. Call (781) 274- 8300 and choose #1 for information.

Print schedule here 

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