Yard Waste Curbside Pickup
Place at curb Thursday night or before 6 a.m. Friday morning. On holiday weeks, pickup may occur on Saturday (but assume it will be Friday).
Columbus offers curbside yard waste collection for most residents, which includes leaves, grass clippings, twigs, branches less than four inches in diameter and shrubbery. To prepare waste to be recycled, the city recommends that people follow these steps:
- Place yard waste in biodegradable paper bags or plastic or galvanized metal containers with handles that are no more than 32 gallons in size and not more than 50 pounds in weight.
- Plastic bags cannot be recycled with yard waste. Do not place waste in plastic bags or line the paper bags with plastic bags.
- Cut branches to less than four feet in length. Branches exceeding four inches in diameter cannot be recycled with yard waste and will not be collected. Tie the branches into bundles with string or twine. Each bundle should be less than two feet wide.
- Yard waste must be placed in front of your home at the curb, at least 3 feet from refuse and recycling containers, fire hydrants, mailboxes, or trees.