Yard Waste Collection Days

Yard Waste bagsFor residents who participate in the Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program, take note – yard waste have changed! Instead of a rotating schedule of Saturday collections, the semi-annual yard waste now occurs on your normal service day.

Yard Waste Collection Days happen twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. This year, the semi-annual fall collection is scheduled for the week of November 13 – 17. Yard Wastes will be collected by a separate truck on your designated trash collection day and should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyers Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard Waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.

Guidelines do apply, so read below carefully.

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Branches must be less than 4in. in diameter and bundled with natural fiber string, yarn or rope like cotton or sisal.
    • Do not use wires, nylon, polyethylene, or other synthetic materials for bundling.
    • Bundles must be 4 feet in length or less, and no more than 2 feet in diameter. Branches must be less than 4in. in diameter and bundled with natural fiber string, yarn or rope like cotton or sisal.
  • Yard waste will be limited to 3 cubic yards per resident which is equivalent to:
    • an area that is approx. 4 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet.; or
    • 21 compostable 30 gallon bags
  • This yard waste is recycled!  Do not contaminate this material with any of the following:
    • NO plastics, dirt, cactus, tree stumps, branches greater than 4 inches in diameter, ashes, animal waste, treated lumber, logs, old garden hoses or broken flower pots.
    • No Construction material is allowed for this service. Plastic bags are not allowed.
  • Material that is not bundled, not in reusable containers or in non-compostable plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • Look for this label on products that can be commercially composted!

compostable label

For more information, please contact Alpine Waste and Recycling at 303-277-8727, golden@alpinewaste.com, or visit Alpine’s website.

Alpine Recycles all Organics, Kitchen Wastes Included!

Try subscribing to Alpine Waste and Recycling’s subscription Organics Recycling program. Alpine’s program accepts all organic materials and recycles it into compost. The Organics Recycling Program is available year-round and includes every other week pick up of your organic waste cart at your curb. It’s convenient and reasonably priced.

Call Alpine Waste and Recycling at 303-277-8727 to subscribe.

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