Lexington, Massachusetts
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Trash and Recycling Guidelines and Schedule

Yard Waste and Composting

 


Curbside/Dropoff Yard Waste Collection Schedule for recycling information. 

 


 

Resident Yard Waste Dropoff at the Lexington Compost Facility Residents may drop off yard waste at the Lexington Compost Facility.

Yard waste must be:

  • placed in biodegradable bags that may be left at the facility;or 
  • transported in barrels or plastic bags that must be removed by the resident.

Note: Severe weather may preclude opening the facility on a particular day, please call 781-274-8300 to verify it is open in inclement weather. The site will be closed on legal holidays. Approved yard waste for resident dropoff includes:

  • leaves,
  • grass clippings,
  • dead flowers or plants,
  • wood chips,
  • hedge clippings,
  • pine needles, and
  • brush 4 inches or less in diameter - collected in a separate brush pile at the facility. 

Compost is available for pickup at the facility
Home composting bins are also available for $30 (call 781-274-8300 and choose #1 for information.)

 


Curbside Pickup - Yard Waste must be:

  • placed in biodegradable paper bags available at most grocery & hardware stores; or
  • loose in garbage barrels without lids (brush should not protrude out of the top); or
  • tied in bundles. 
  • Yard waste in plastic trash bags will not be collected. 

Approved yard waste for curbside pickup includes:

  • Leaves, grass clippings, dead flowers or plants, wood chips, hedge clippings, and pine needles;
  • Brush 1 inch or less in diameter.

Brush 1- 4 inches in diameter should be put out for curbside trash collection. 

  • It must be cut in maximum 3 -foot lengths and tied in bundles not to exceed 75 pounds in weight or 2 feet in diameter.
  • A maximum of 5 bundles may be put out with the regular refuse on collection day.
  • Note: these bundles are incinerated and not recycled.

   

 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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