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Bagged Yard Waste Collection (Spring & Fall)

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Bagged & Bundled Yard Waste Collection 

The City will collect bagged yard waste and bundled brush on the same day as your regular garbage pickup on the following weeks this year:

May 4 – 8, 2020 (Spring) - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

*The 2020 spring bagged & bundled yard waste collection is cancelled due to service level reductions as a result of COVID-19.  The compost and demolition landfills are still open to City residents for yard waste disposal.  Please click HERE for information on hours and materials accepted at both sites. 

November 30 – December 4, 2020 (Fall)

Grass, leaves, and garden debris will be collected in paper biodegradable bags or reusable containers up to 35 gallons in size. Bags or containers must each weigh less than 50 pounds. Brush should be in bundles that are no larger than four feet in length, no more than 12 inches in diameter, and no heavier than 50 pounds. Size limits are necessary so bundles can fit into collection trucks. Please place the bags and/or bundles at the curb, a few feet from your trash cart, by 7:00 AM on the morning of your scheduled collection day. 

Other Yard Waste Disposal Options:
• Use as mulch or leave grass clippings on lawn.
• Home compost or deposit at the City compost site (Janesville residents only).
• Deliver stumps, brush, branches, roots, and shrubs to demolition landfill for a fee of $5.50/cubic yard (Janesville residents) or $7.00/cubic yard (non-residents).

General Yard Waste Collection Information

The City of Janesville collects grass, leaves, and garden debris placed in containers and bundled brush at the curb for one week during the first full week in May each spring, and for a full week after Thanksgiving. 

Please watch this Web site for announcements on the next yard waste collections. At all other times, please take yard waste to the city's compost site.

Bagged Yard Waste Collection Tips

Set bundled brush and yard waste containers a few feet apart from trash at the curb by 7AM on regular trash day during special yard waste collection weeks only. Weather and volumes of yard waste affect how quickly yard waste is collected. Separate trucks collect trash, yard waste and recyclables. For more information, please call City Services Center at 755-3110.

Burning Prohibited

City Code prohibits burning of trash, grass, or leaves within the City of Janesville limits.

Reminder Regarding Sanitary Landfill & Compost/Demolition Site Drop-Off

City ordinance 30-43 requires that all individuals must cover their waste and debris during transportation to City of Janesville sanitary landfill. Persons may enclose their refuse or use a tarp to ensure waste does not leave their vehicle.

Individuals are not required to cover brush or tree limbs being transported to the demolition landfill. It is the responsibility of the hauler to retrieve any and all items that fall out of his or her vehicle during transport. Failure to retrieve such items is a violation of City ordinance.

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