Grass, Leaves & Brush

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection
Leaves will be collected between:

Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 22

IMPORTANT! - The leaves MUST be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores.

Place your biodegradable leaf bags curbside on your normal trash day during the above dates & City crews will take care of the rest! Depending on the volume of leaves collected each day, crews might not be able to collect them all on the same day as your trash collection. Please leave your bags out and crews will return. 

Outside of the curbside collection time period, residents should drop off their leaves and yard waste at Riverside Recycling Facility. This includes green and brown waste such as grass clippings, garden waste, and leaves. Please be prepared to show your Riverside Recycling Facility eCard to the attendant. If you do not have an eCard, you will be required to pay.  


E-Card Holders

eCard holders may dispose of yard waste and brush at no monetary charge as part of their 10 Item annual allowance.

  • All material brought directly to Riverside will be charged as a bulky item on your eCard.  
  • Conversion: 1 cubic yard of leaf/yard waste is equal to 1 bulky item on your eCard.
  • Save your eCard usage by taking advantage of the City’s Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste collection!


Please, Don’t Just Dump It!  

Are you thinking: It’s just leaves and grass, who’s going to care?   Think again.

Dumping leaves and grass into drainage ditches, brooks, or wetlands can cause flooding, smother the vegetation that stabilizes stream banks, and contribute to water pollution. And it’s illegal to boot!  So, be eco-friendly and either compost that yard waste or bring it on out to the Riverside Recycling Facility. Our streams and wetlands thank you!




2018 Leaves Ordinance