Leaves and grass clippings will be picked up regularly, on the same day as the scheduled sanitation collection, if placed at the street in no larger than 30 gallon containers marked ‘yard waste only’, paper yard waste bags, or compostable plastic bags that meet ASTM D6400 standards. (no alley pickup) Please note that designated yard waste must not contain any trash or garbage and if mixed cannot be collected for recycling.
The City of St. Matthews offers free stickers to designate containers for yard waste. Visit city hall during normal business hours to pick up your sticker(s).
Christmas trees will be picked up on regularly scheduled days if placed at the street.
As storms arrive, it is possible that you may have small limbs or other debris to dispose of. If so, these items should be placed in marked Yard Waste Only trash containers or bundled with twine. Bundles should be no more than four feet in length and weigh no more than fifty pounds. Place the containers or bundles at the street edge at the time of your normally scheduled garbage pick up. Limbs with a diameter of more than 6 inches are not considered yard waste and should be placed at the street or alley where garbage is usually picked up.