Yard Waste refers to grass clippings, plant trimmings, branches, twigs, and leaves.
The yard waste collection program begins on April 8th through October 11th, 2024. Follow the collection schedule for your property, as contained in the annual printed Green Guide, on the Recycle Coach mobile application, on the Village website, and in the printed Village calendar.
For curbside pickup, place grass clippings and brush in a barrel (no larger than 32 gallons or heavier than 80 pounds), or in a paper biodegradable lawn/leaf bag. Branches (up to 3 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter – no logs) should be bundled and tied. All items must be placed at the curb. No plastic bags or Village recycling barrels will be picked up.
From October 14th to the 3rd week of December, leaves are to be placed directly in the street in accordance with the schedule for your respective area. A schedule and instructions will be sent to your home in October. Branches/brush will not be collected curbside during leaf collection season, but may be brought to the Recycling Center during normal working hours.
Please see your Village Calendar and the Village website for any updates.
Yard Waste & Leaf Drop-off
Yard waste and leaves are accepted for drop-off at the recycling center, located at 203 E Glen Avenue (behind Fire Headquarters) from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesday). To dispose of yard waste at the recycling center, residents must have proof of residency. Plastic bags of vegetative waste may be brought to the Recycling Center, but must be slit open and emptied into the truck by residents.
Compost & Wood Chips
At times, compost and/or wood chips that are processed at Ridgewood's compost site are made available to Ridgewood residents. Please call 201-670-5500, ext. 5517 for information.