Leaf and Yard Debris

Yard debris

no trash

Leaf and yard debris are banned from the trash.

What is leaf and yard debris?

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Brush less than 1 inch in diameter
  • Other compostable, untreated vegetative (plant) matter

What should I do with my...? Leaves, grass, and brush? Leaf and yard debris

  • Compost at home: Compost needs carbon-rich “browns” in addition to “greens” (food scraps). Dried leaves and grass provide the perfect carbon source to keep your backyard compost balanced and odor-free. Learn more on our compost page.
  • Make a brush pile: If you have space on your property and want to enhance its value as wildlife habitat, stack your debris into a strategic pile. Birds, small mammals, butterflies, and other wildlife forage or cache food in brush piles and shelter in them during harsh weather. Learn more about building your own brush pile from the Habitat Network. 
  • Drop-off at a compost facility: Some compost facilities accept leaf and yard debris in addition to food scraps. Find a facility near you on our Materials Management Map. Click on the green apple cores to see what each compost facility accepts.
  • Drop-off at Gleason transfer station or town transfer stations

Bring yard debris and clean wood to our regional transfer station or compost it at home! Check your local transfer station for yard debris collection.

Leaves and lawn clippings- $145/ton or 1 per bag 

Brush- $145/ton or $1 per bag

Clean wood- $60/ton in district, $75/ton non district and $90 no permit/ton

  • Ask your hauler if they collect leaves, grass, and brush.