The Curbside Leaf Collection Program has changed. Burlington Solid Waste crews will continue to collect leaves, lawn and garden residue and twigs no larger than 1" in diameter for 7 weeks in the fall and 3 weeks in the spring. MATERIAL MUST BE IN PAPER YARD WASTE BAGS. WE WILL NO LONGER COLLECT FROM 33 GALLON CANS OR THE CITY SUPPLIED CARTS. Collection is at the curb even if your garbage is picked up in the alley. Collection is the day after trash collection. Bags with tape or staples or that weigh more than 40 pounds will be left uncollected. No garbage or trash is to be mixed in with yardwaste.
Approved paper yardwaste bags are available at various retail outlets. It is illegal to rake, blow or deposit leaves or other yardwaste onto the street, sidewalk or alley.
Burlington residents may take brush, limbs and branches up to 8" in diameter to the DMCR Landfill. Show proof of residency and a current water bill stub indicating trash fees are paid to the City, and the City will pay the disposal fee for you ($24/ton).