Introduction to Yard Waste

Warwick's yard waste collection program, in effect since 1993, collects grass leave and brush from curbside once per week in the Spring and Summer months (starting the last week of March) and every other week in the Fall (See Fall Schedules). Grass, leaves and garden debris must be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable paper yard waste bags or in barrels with the "Yard Debris Only" stickers. Stickers can be obtained at the Dept. of Public Grass, leaves and garden debris must be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable paper yard waste bags or in barrels with the "Yard Debris Only" stickers. Stickers can be obtained at the Dept. of Public Works, 925 Sandy Lane. Branches must be tied in bundles 4 feet in length and placed next to your bags or barrels. A separate truck will collect them.

The City of Warwick recycles approximately 12,000 tons of yard waste each year. Once collected from the curb, the material is brought the Municipal Recycling Facility, located behind the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex, where it is composted into a rich soil amendment after six to eight months of processing.

 

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