Yard Waste Guidelines

Yard waste is collected seasonally on the same day as your trash pick-up.

Year-round residents may bring yard waste to the city Transfer Station for disposal at no charge.

Residents must present city utility bill and driver's license to show proof of residency at the Sanitation Department office.

ALL yard waste must be set out to the STREET by 7:30am on your scheduled pick-up day. Even if your trash pick-up location is in the alley, yard waste must be set out to the street.

Yard waste must be tied in bundles not exceeding four feet in length and two feet in diameter or weigh no more than fifty pounds each; or

Yard waste must be placed in bio-degradable paper bags weighing no more than fifty pounds each when loaded with yard waste.

Co-mingling of yard waste within the same container as acceptable waste is PROHIBITED.

Residents may opt to use a designated trash can for yard waste instead of bio-degradable paper bags by painting a green ring around the middle of the trash can (see example below).

Yard Waste Trash Can Example

Tired of buying yard waste bags?

If your answer is “YES!” then we have the solution for you!

Lancaster Sanitation is offering to purchase 35 gallon toters for use as yard waste receptacles. Simply use these receptacles to place your loose yard waste in and set them out where you would normally set your yard waste bags. Unlike the regular trash toter, these yard waste toters are yours and are able to be used for yard waste only.

Yard waste toters are available to purchase for $40.00 each.

Please contact Lancaster Sanitation at 740-687-6660 to order yours today!

Yard Waste Toter