Warwick’s yard waste collection program, in effect since 1993, collects grass, leaves 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. Grass leaves and garden debris must be placed in 30-gallon biodegradable paper yard waste bags or barrels. Branches must be tied in bundles 4 feet in length and placed next to your bags or barrels. Branch bundles must be no larger than 8” in diameter. Barrels must be no larger than 32 gallons and no bag or barrel may weigh more than 40 pounds. Please remove all dirt and rocks. Yard waste bags are available at many local retailers.
Recycle your Christmas Tree
Give your Christmas tree back to nature — recycle it! Christmas trees are due to be collected separately by the Highway Department the first two weeks of January, weather permitting. The trees will be collected on the same day as your regular trash. Here’s all you have to do:
- Put your Christmas tree out on your regularly scheduled trash day by 7:00 am.
- Remove all artificial decorations such as tinsel, garland, plastic ornaments, lights and bulbs.
Please do not put trees in plastic bags, and please, no artificial trees! The trees that are collected will be brought to the Warwick Municipal Recycling Facility, and faster than Santa can say “ho-ho-ho!” they will be recycled into mulch. The Christmas tree wood chips are available to residents free of charge!