Yard Waste

yard waste

Yard Waste Pick-up Program - Spring 2017 dates have been announced:

April 10 thru April 14 - COMPLETED

April 24 thru April 28 - COMPLETED

May 8 thru May 12

Please have the paper lawn & leaf bags at the curb on your regular rubbish collection day during the above mentioned weeks by 7:00 A.M. Routes and drivers are always subject to change.

Yard waste must be in the 30 gallon paper lawn & leaf bags. 

Branches will also be collected if they might the following criteria:

  • No larger than 3 inches in diameter

  • Cut into 4 foot lengths

  • Securely bundled


Yard Waste Drop-off Program -
Summer 2017 dates have been announced:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A drop-off site for yard waste (leaves and grass only) is open at the Municipal Garage located on 211 South Street on 1 Saturday per month during the June through September time frame only from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Proof of residency may be required.

Yard waste is picked up at each residence 3 times in the Spring and 4 times in the Fall. During these times, the following are accepted:

  • Leaves and grass clippings must be in the 30 gallon paper lawn and leaf bags and set out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your regular rubbish collection day.
  • Bags should not be set out any earlier than the night before your collection day.
  • In the event of inclement weather, please cover the bags to prevent water saturation.
  • Fill the bags to a reasonable weight so that the rubbish hauler can lift them.
  • Bags should not be full to the top or over-flowing with yard waste.
  • Small branches will also be accepted if they are no longer than 4 feet in length, 
    3 inches in diameter, and securely tied into bundles.
When there are no pick-up or drop-off dates announced, residents can contact Worcester County Yard Waste for information and pricing.


If you have branches, limbs, or stumps, you will have to secure a licensed contractor for the proper removal of wood.

The Town of Shrewsbury is Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALB) zoned, so the handling of wood must be taken with extreme care. View a list of ALB Licensed Contractors (PDF) who can properly dispose of wood.

Please visit Don't Move Firewood, it Bugs me website for more information.