Yard Waste Guidelines

Date Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2021

Please find the guidelines below from GFL regarding Yard Waste Collections.  

Collection will begin on Monday, May 3rd, and will continue every other week through December 2021.  Yard Waste is collected on the same weekday as trash and recycling.  Please find a sample municipal waste collection schedule below:

  • Monday, May 3rd: Collection of Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste.
  • Monday, May 10th: Collection of Trash & Recycling.  NO Yard Waste Collection. 
  • Monday, May 17th: Collection of Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste
  • Monday, May 24th: Collection of Trash & Recycling.  NO Yard Waste Collection. 

Yard waste must be placed loose inside the provided container. Absolutely NO bags can be placed in the can or beside it. Lids on cans must be able to close, nothing sticking or hanging out of the can. GFL does not take sand, dirt, sod, mulch, rock or large thick tree trunks. Branches no thicker than 3” in diameter and no longer than 4’ in length.

Along with the can, GFL can take small bundles of twigs, branches, etc. They must be bundled with sturdy twine and manageable by one person. No more than 3 additional small bundles.  

If you already have a private yard waste contract with GFL, you may contact GFL directly to cancel your private contract and continue with the Town Yard Waste contract.  GFL can be reached at (302) 378-5400.  

This is provided as an additional service, there is no scheduled increase in fees incurred to residents or the Town of Townsend.