TREE WASTE & Bulk Waste

Residents may dispose of Tree Waste and Bulk Waste curbside. Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Bulk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months. This method of collecting large waste items comes with the benefit of diverting materials that can be recycled, away from landfills, saving landfill space and valuable tax dollars. 

Tree Waste

“Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.

Service AlertBulk Waste may NOT be placed for collection during a Tree Waste month. Tree Waste months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Bulk Waste

“Bulk Waste” is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material. 

Tree Waste is accepted during Bulk Waste Months; however, to ensure your Tree Waste is recycled, you may hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or take it to a Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center.

Bulk Waste months are February, April, June, August, October and December.

Placement Instructions

  • Tree Waste and Bulk Waste should be placed adjacent to the front curb in a location easily accessible to the collection vehicle between the hours of 6:00 p.m. the Friday before and 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
  • Tree Waste and Bulk Waste should not be stacked under low overhead electrical wires or other cabling, signs, or mailboxes; next to fences or posts; or on top of water meters, gas meters, fire hydrants, or other exposed utility components.
  • Materials should not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk, or other right-of-way, or in any manner which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  • Tree Waste and Bulk Waste collection is limited to occupied residential units and vacant residential lots only if the waste generated is in connection with the maintenance of the property.


  • No more than 8 cubic yards (about the size of a minivan) of Bulk Waste or Tree Waste may be placed at the curb for collection.
  • A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) generated by the resident in connection with the maintenance of the residential property may be collected by Solid Waste Management Department crews.
  • Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
  • The SWMD is not allowed to collect any material that was generated by contractors who were retained by a resident to perform work on his or her residential property. It is the responsibility of the contractor to remove all debris that may arise from the contractor's activities. These contractor-related activities include, but are not limited to: trimming and removal of trees, remodeling, new construction and roofing.
  • If authorized items placed for collection are mixed with unauthorized items, department personnel shall not be obligated to sort the materials and may refuse the entire load.
  • Solid Waste Management Department collection services are not available to multi-residential structures of more than eight units.

Tires Disposal

Tire Disposal

Residents may place up to 4 tires at the curb for collection during Bulk Waste months.  Collection crews will separate the tires from the Bulk Waste. It may take up to a week before crews return and retrieve the tires.  Separating the tires from the rest of the Bulk Waste  allows the SWMD to properly process tires.

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