Paul J. Moosey, P.E.
Open April - November
The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents. The sites are located at:
The sites open again in December for several weeks to offer Christmas Tree Drop-Off.
"Yard Waste" is defined as leaves, grass clippings, garden materials, shrub/hedge trimmings, weeds, and brush one inch or less in diameter. The yard waste drop-off and composting program is the most cost-effective method to collect and dispose of yard waste and leaves. The Department of Public Works composts approximately 10,000 tons of leaf and yard waste every year. After the material is composted, it is used as a soil enrichment for City use, and is offered free to City residents.
NOTE: THE 1065 MILLBURY ST, FORMERLY CALLED 115 BALLARD ST, YARD IS THE ONLY SITE THAT ACCEPTS LARGE BRANCHES AND LOOSE BRUSH, AS FOLLOWS:
As with each of our drop-off sites we remind residents of some important rules:
Residents may take yard waste to the drop-off site in bio-degradable paper bags, plastic bags or any other type of container. Only bio-degradable paper bags can be left at the drop-off site. All other containers will be given back to the resident.
The DPW Yard Waste and Leaf Program has eliminated a substantial amount of material from the solid waste stream, thereby reducing disposal costs as well as providing finished compost for residents and City use. The City offers residents an environmentally friendly solution to the growing demands associated with the disposal of yard waste and leaf products in an urban environment.