Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off

The Department of Public Works & Parks operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents.

OPEN APRIL - NOVEMBER

  • 1065 Millbury Street - Residential drop-off center, next to the VFW Post. Hours of operation:
    • Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November)
  • 290 Chandler Street- In the parking lot across from Foley Stadium. Hours of operation:
    • Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November)
  • 370 Clark Street- Near the East Mountain Street intersection. Hours of operation:
    • Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November)

The sites open again in December to offer Christmas Tree Drop-Off.

Leaf & Yard Waste Rules

For Millbury Street residential drop-off center only:

  • Large branch and loose brush drop-off service is only available at the Millbury St. yard during regular hours of operation.
  • Max size of limbs is eight (8) inches in diameter and eight (8) feet in length.
  • Loose (untied or un-baled) brush can be dropped off at this site; however, loads must be secured and/or covered while transporting loose materials to the drop-off site. NO tree stumps will be accepted.

For all yard waste drop-off sites:

  • All sites are for Worcester resident use only. I.D. is required to confirm City residency.
  • No yard waste from commercial sources will be accepted.
  • Dumping materials other than yard waste at yard waste locations is strictly forbidden and is considered illegal dumping.
  • Illegal dumping is subject to a minimum $200.00 fine. To report illegal dumping, call 508-799-8547.
  • Large branch and loose brush drop-off service is only available at the Millbury St. yard
  • Brush must be tied or bundled in lengths not exceeding three (3) feet, or taken to the Millbury Street Yard.

Only bio-degradable paper bags can be left at the drop-off site. All other containers will be given back to the resident.

About Yard Waste

"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.

 

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