Green Waste Street Pile Program

Green Waste Street Pile Program

The green waste street pile program is designed to keep residential yard waste and plant material out of the streets and storm drains to reduce pollution of our waterways, keep our streets clean, and keep our gutters clear to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

During leaf drop season, green waste street piles are collected weekly. During the rest of the year, street piles are collected once per month from each address and are allowed for only one week before each pickup date. 

Leaf Drop & Non-Leaf Drop Season Schedules

Non-Leaf Drop Season

(February 1 to October 31)

  • Monthly street pile pick up
  • Weekly street sweeping

Leaf Drop Season

(November 1 to January 31)

  • Weekly street pile pick up
  • Weekly street sweeping

Map & Schedule

Green Waste Street Pile Map and Schedule (PDF)

Green Waste Street Pile Guidelines

  • From February 1 through October 31, green waste piles may be placed in the street no more than 1 week prior to your service day.
  • Must never include grass. Grass clippings always go in your organics cart. Keeping grass off the street is necessary for our State Water Permit compliance and reduces winter storm drain flooding and drain inlet clean-out by city crews.
  • Must never include food scraps or food-soiled paper. These items always go in your organics cart.
  • Must be placed immediately in front of or adjacent to your home or business.
  • Should not restrict gutter drainage or block drain inlets.
  • Must not obstruct bike lanes or traffic flow.
  • Shall not contain branches more than 6 inches in diameter or 5 feet long.
  • Must contain plant material only.