Yard Waste

Yard waste collection is collected weekly from households in the Urban Services District, except during the Winter Yard Waste Schedule when it is collected every other week. Use Recycle Coach to view your entire waste collection calendar.

Leave grass clippings and leaf mulch on your lawn! 

Learn more about the Love 'em and leave 'em program. Love the beauty of leaves and grass, then leave the clippings where they fall. And consider a home composting system. Composted yard waste and food scraps can be added to your flower beds, potted plants, and gardens! 

Do not blow leaves into the street! 

Use the Recycle Coach app to stay informed! Sign up for alerts and reminders, view collection and drop-off guidelines, use the What Goes Where search tool, and more! Download from the App Store or Google Play or use our web app from your desktop.


Where does Yard Waste go?



PLEASE NOTE: Paper yard waste bags are no longer available at the Solid Waste office.  
YARD WASTE stickers for labeling your reusable yard waste containers can be picked up at 600 Meriwether Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 



Waste collection does not occur in the Urban Services District on Metro Government Holidays. All holidays incur a one day delay and all collections for the remainder of the week are also delayed one day. If a holiday falls on the weekend, use Recycle Coach to confirm your collection days.

Metro Government Holidays 

  • New Year's Day  
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth Freedom Day, June 19 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day 

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Call Metro311 at 311 or (502) 574-5000

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