Yard Waste


american dogwoodWhat is yard waste?
The City of Manassas provides curbside yard waste collection throughout the year to our service users.
Yard waste is the organic waste generated by yard and lawn care and includes leaves, grass trimmings, brush, wood chips, and shrub and tree trimmings.
Yard waste does not include stumps, whole trees, large branches or limbs, or clean-up from storm damage. Removal of trees that are trimmed or cut down by landscapers or tree services are the responsibility of the resident or property owner and will not be collected by the City.

The COVID Gardener
Did you know … in 2020, City of Manassas residents generated more than 2,000 tons of yard waste - more than double the normal amount of any previous year.  As we make our way toward the garden and start planning for spring, please remember that there are rules for setting out yard waste for collection:

  • Yard waste can go in private containers or paper yard waste bags.
  • Don’t overload the curb with your yard waste. All branches and brush must be bundled and tied.
  • No yard waste in plastic bags will be collected.
  • Fallen tree limbs and branches over 4 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter will not be collected.
  • No compost, dirt, sand, or stone will be collected.
  • Please set yard waste out at the curb on Sunday night for collection on Monday.

How should I set out my yard waste?

What will not be collected as yard waste?

How do I report a missed yard waste collection?

What if I have a lot of yard waste or a tree to dispose of?

Can I get in trouble for not setting out yard waste correctly?

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