Questions On Yard Waste Disposal
The Solid Waste Management Division offers two options for disposing of yard waste Curbside Collection and Leaf Drop-Off:
What is yard waste & brush?
Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass, and non-woody organic garden waste only. Yard waste does not include sod, dirt, sand, gravel, or rocks. Brush is wood waste from bushes and trees that is less than 4 inches in diameter, and no greater than 4 feet in length.
How should I dispose of yard waste & brush at the curb?
The Solid Waste Division conducts annual curbside collection of yard waste and brush during the spring and fall. All curbside yard waste and brush collections take place only on the weeks designated and only on your regular trash collection day for that week. A separate collection vehicle is dispatched to collect only yard waste and brush during the following designated collection weeks: Current Calendar.
Preparing your yard waste and brush for curbside pickup:
Leaves, grass clippings, plant waste, and light trimmings too small to bundle: use paper leaf bags or reusable containers marked “YARD WASTE”. Bags and containers cannot exceeded 40 pounds and 35 gallons.
Brush (sticks, twigs, branches and shrubs): pieces cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. Bundle and tie with string or twine (no wire), or place in a reusable container marked "YARD WASTE". Bundles and any yard waste or brush not conforming to these guidelines will not be collected and will be left at the curb. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
Residents may bring yard waste (brush and leave/grass/plant waste) to the Framingham Yard Waste Facility, located on Dudley Road (turn right out of the Recycling Center driveway and the Yard Waste Facility entrance is your first left).
The facility is open seasonally
Fridays and Saturdays, 8am - 3pm
Sundays, 11am - 3pm
Contact us for facility opening and closing dates (508-532-6001; )
Residents must have a valid Recycling Center permit to use the Yard Waste Facility.
The Facility is for residential use only - no commercial loads!
Preparing Yard Waste For Drop Off
Please make sure your materials are separated by the following guidelines and placed in the appropriately marked areas:
Leaves, grass, plant waste, and small light trimmings:
-Transport in bags or containers only
-Paper bags only may be left on site
-Containers and plastic bags must be emptied and removed from the facility
Brush (branches, sticks, twigs and shrubs):
-Must be 4 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or shorter in length
-NO LOGS OR STUMPS!
-Transport loose or in containers
-All containers and bags must be emptied and removed
- Dropped off as brush only when the facility is open
- Must be free of tinsel and decorations
Can I also take my kitchen scraps to the Town Composting Site?
No. Only yard waste, leaves, grass, and brush are accepted at the Town Yard Waste Drop-Off; household food waste is no accepted.
If you are interested in composting food waste at home, consider constructing or purchasing a home composting bin. Compost bins are available at the Recycling Center (while supplies last).
Screened composted and wood mulch are both sold in bulk quantities - $20/cubic yard or $10 to fill your 35 gallon container.
Framingham Residents are welcomed to take unscreened compost for free using a vehicle with a valid Recycling Center Permit.