Yard Waste

Yard Waste is collected curbside at no additional cost to residents.
There is a limit of total of 5 bins and/or paper leaf bags per household, per week. 
Each year, yard waste collection begins in late April and ends in late November/early December.

What We Collect

Yard waste includes the following, which should be placed curbside in any open top container or bundled:

Leaf Waste (collected during special pick-ups each fall)

Grass Clippings
Grass Clippings


Garden Residue
Garden Residue

Garden Waste
Garden Waste

Woody Waste
Wood Waste

Which Containers We Collect Yard Waste From

  • City-Issued Yard Waste Bins
  • Yard Bins Purchased by Residents (available at home improvement stores)
  • Yard Waste Bags (available at home improvement stores)

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are collected curbside after the holiday, beginning the first week of January and throughout the month. All items, including ornaments, disposal bags, tinsel and lights must be removed prior to pick-up.

Did You Know?

Recycling leaves and yard waste takes these materials out of the waste stream, and recycles them into beneficial products such as compost or mulch that can return nutrients to the soil or be used in residential landscaping projects.

Additional Resources

The Earth Conservancy composting facility is located in Newport Township, Pennsylvania.  Established in 1995, the facility accepts leaf and yard waste from local municipalities and residents in Luzerne County. 

Fees: Check with compost facility personnel for commercial/contractor accounts at 570.899.6662

Accepted:Not Accepted:
Grass/lawn clippingsNails or other metal
Tree branches/trunks up to 6″ in diameterPainted or treated wood
LeavesConstruction materials
Natural Christmas treesPlastic, including plastic bags of any kind

Public: Monday to Friday, 7:30AM - 2:30PM
Contractor: Monday to Friday, 7:00AM - 3:00PM

Address: 461 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke, PA 18634
Contact: Compost Foreman 570.899.6662