Yard Waste

Everyone is encouraged to use the seasonal curbside yard waste collection program. The program is perfect when cleaning up your yard. It’s easy to use and convenient. Generally, yard waste collection runs from the first full week in March through the last full week in December each year. Please refer to the Collection Schedules and Zones page for information on which night you should set out your yard waste.

Materials to be Recycled
      Set-Out Procedures
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Brush
  • Small Sticks
      Yard waste shall be set at curbside, placed in:
  • Reusable containers (bins, garbage cans, etc.)*
  • Paper yard waste and leaf bags Note: 30 gallon brown paper yard waste bags are available at many home improvement and grocery stores
* If you are using a reusable container (instead of a paper bag) for your yard waste, the City can supply to you (free of charge) up to four (4) self-adhesive labels (see below) that will help the collection contractor to identify your yard waste.  Labels should not be affixed to paper bags or other disposable containers.  To request labels, please click here , type "Yard Waste Sticker" in the Subject line, and provide your name, address, telephone number, and the number of labels that you want; the labels will be mailed or delivered to you. Or, you may pick up labels in person at the Engineering Division office, Room 301, City Hall, 1 East Franklin St.
Yard Waste sticker imageYard Waste Bag
Be Careful... yard waste will not be collected when set out improperly. Reasons include:
  • Wrong night
  • Plastic bag
  • Containers over 50 lbs.
  • Non-yard waste materials
If you have any questions about the City's yard waste collection program, please call the Hagerstown Recycles Hot line at (301) 739-8577 ext. 106.