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No trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memoria...

Published: 05/27/2016 10:58 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pickup on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal ...

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Every-other-week Yard Waste Collection

Published: 05/26/2016 8:59 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Reminder—as of Monday, May 23, every-other-week collection of yard waste has begun. If your neighborhood is not serviced this week, it will be serviced next week. To determine your upcoming collection days, enter your address at:

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Yard Waste Collection

The City provides curbside collection of yard waste on a seasonal schedule.  Pickup is every week in early spring and late fall, every other week in between.  There is no service in winter, except for Christmas tree collection in early January.

Every-other-week collection begins May 23.

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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/Weight Limits -- No individual branch or stump greater than 3 inches in diameter or 3 feet in length will be collected. (This restriction does not apply to Christmas trees during the January collection period.)  No individual bag, barrel or bundle exceeding 75 pounds will be serviced.
  • 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.

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.

Alternative Disposal Options

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The City's transfer station accepts yard waste throughout the year.  Restrictions apply.  Yard waste fees are waived for residential customers December through March.

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

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Over 15,000 cubic yards of yard waste are collected 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.

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