Yard Trash

  • Curbside Yard Waste Pickup

    Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings and small tree limbs. It does NOT include boards or lumber. All yard waste collected curbside is recycled. Please do not contaminate it with garbage!

    Debris generated by tree surgeons or other commercial enterprises will not be collected. 

    Home composting is the best way to dispose of this material. For information on composting​, and receiving free kitchen and backyard compost bins, contact the Office of Waste Alternatives.

  • Regulations:

    • Limbs must be less than 5 feet in length.
    • Smaller than 8 inches in diameter. 
    • Yard waste should be put in paper yard waste bags or reusable, rigid containers and placed curbside by 7am of the collection day.
    • No plastic bags will be accepted.
    • Containers or paper yard bags should not exceed 40 pounds each.
    • Christmas trees are also collected curbside. Trees over 5 feet in length must be cut in half for pickup. Please remove all ornaments and tinsel before placing curbside.
    • Please do not place yard waste in the street or near storm drains.
    • Oversized yard waste can be collected for a fee.

    Note: All yard debris accumulated by a tree service must be hauled off by the company that performed the service within a reasonable amount of time.

    Before attempting to burn yard waste, contact the Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 395-4951 or 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352).​


  • Gus Olmos, P.E.
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-548-1282
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

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