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Last Week of Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Published: 11/30/2015 11:33 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please note that November 30 through December 4 is the last week of curbside yard waste collection in Manchester. For questions or customer service, contact Pinard Waste Systems at (603) 413-6799 or From December through March, persons possessing residential permit...

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No trash collection on Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Published: 11/24/2015 9:39 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no trash collection on Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pick up on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal collection day but ma...

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Yard Waste Collection

The City provides seasonal curbside collection of yard waste.  Rules apply.  Pickup is every week in early spring and late fall, every other week in between.  There is no service in winter.

image of a calendarCollection Schedules
Pickup frequency varies throughout the year.  Christmas trees are collected in early January only.  Use our online lookup function to determine your upcoming collection days.

image of Drop Off Facility entrance signDrop Off Facility
The City's transfer station accepts yard waste throughout the year.  Restrictions apply.  Fees are waived December through March.

image of backyard compost binComposting
Learn how you can use yard waste and certain food scraps to compost at home and produce a rich soil amendment for your garden.

image of Christmas tree with ornamentsChristmas Trees

Christmas trees are collected curbside the first two full weeks of January only.  Ornamentation must be removed.  Artificial trees are not taken. 

The Drop Off Facility accepts Christmas trees from residential permit-holders for free, year-round.

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Over 15,000 cubic yards of yard waste are collected in Manchester each year and composted at local farms. Diversion of this material preserves existing landfill space and reduces the amount of methane gas produced during decomposition.

image of books of regulationsRules and Regulations

By law, yard waste must be separated from trash.  Never sweep leaves or brush into the street.  Yard waste slows street sweeping equipment and clogs critical storm drain inlets.  Acceptable methods of placement are:

  • Biodegradable Paper Bags (no plastic)
  • Barrels with City Yard Waste stickers attached (stickers available at Department of Public Works, 475 Valley Street, and Drop Off Facility)
  • Bundles no more than 3 feet long and 2 feet in diameter (ties should be biodegradable, not plastic)

Please keep in mind the following restrictions:

  • Size Limits -- No individual branch or stump greater than 3 inches in diameter or 3 feet in length will be collected. These restrictions do not apply to Christmas trees during the January collection period.
  • Time and Location of Placement -- Yard waste should be placed at the edge of the roadway no later than 7 AM of your scheduled collection day.  Please take care to not block sidewalks.

Trash and Downtown Recycling
Manchester Highway Division
(603) 624-6444  email

Recycling Outside the Downtown
and Yard Waste

Pinard Waste Systems
(603) 413-6799  email

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Find a 2015 yard waste calendar, a list of recyclable items, and more.

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