Recycle the Fall is a citywide, curbside collection program that
runs from November 4 - November 30, 2013.
Curbside leaf disposal options
- Set your leaves out in compostable paper leaf bags. Bags
must be left open. These leaves will be used for compost.
- Place leaves in your trash cart. These leaves will be combined
with trash and buried in the landfill. Avoid placing leaves in your
recycling cart.The recycle cart is only for paper, metal, and
plastics (as described on the sticker on the underside of the blue
cart lid). No yard waste belongs in the blue cart at any time.
- Place leaves in a 20-32 gallon trash can and attach an
"overflow" sticker. These leaves will be combined with trash
and buried in the landfill.
Please note: Leaves left in
plastic bags must be placed inside your trash cart (or in a 20-32
gallon trash can with an overflow sticker). Plastic bags of leaves
(or trash) left at the curb will not be collected.
Participate in Curbside Leaf Collection for Composting
Participation is easy! Curbside leaf collection is free, and
you'll be saving space in your trash cart, as well as helping your
community conserve landfill space and capture a valuable resource.
Follow these simple guidelines:
- Redeem the discount coupon for leaf bags at a participating
store. Your coupon is good for $2.00 off each 5-count package of
bags. You can purchase up to 5 packages with your coupon and save
- Put your leaves out by 7:00 am. They may be collected anytime
between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. Republic Services runs two
separate routes: one to collect trash, and one to collect leaves.
In some cases, they may collect your leaves first, and in other
cases they may collect your trash first and return later for your
For more information, contact the Boise Public Works Department
at 384-3901 or Republic Services at