Recycle the Fall
(leaf collection)

 

Yard Waste

Leaf collection is suspended this week. Recycle the Fall has been extended until December 5th.

 Recycle the Fall is a citywide, curbside collection program that runs from November 3 - December 5th, 2014.

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, mulch, or animal bedding.
  • 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 (Located on the annual recycling calendar that is mailed to customers in January every year) The coupon is good for $2.00 off each 5-count package of bags. Most grocery, home improvement, and hardware stores accept the coupon, but customers should check with the store. You can purchase up to 5 packages with your coupon and save $10.00! Limit: one coupon per household.
  • Set out leaf bags by 7:00 a.m. They may be collected anytime between 7:00 a.m and 9:00 p.m. 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 the leaves.

Other leaf collection options

  • In addition for cubside leaf collection, Boise City will offer two drop-off locations for Boise City residential use. The leaf collection containers will be available November 20 - December 8 at the following locations:
  • Cassia Park, 4600 Camas St.
  • Elm Grove Park, 2200 W. Irene St.

Only loose leaves and non-woody garden waste in compostable leaf bags will be collected. No garbage, plastic garbage bags, boxes, tree trimmings, branches, bushes, or woody debris will be accepted. If these items are found in the leaf collection containers, the load is considered contaiminated and the entire load will be thrown in the landfill with trash. If problems arise with contaminated containers, they will be removed.

Questions? Contact the Boise Public Works Department at (208) 384-3901 or Republic Services at (208) 345-1266.

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