Residents of Lee County receive one curbside yard waste collection each week.

Yard waste consists of:

  • grass clippings
  • tree limbs and branches
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  • leaves
  • fallen fruit
  • dead plants and flowers

Yard waste must be containerized (50 pounds or less), or securely tied into bundles not heavier than 50 pounds and no longer than 6 feet in length.

Up to 50 pounds of unbundled palm fronds may be placed at the curb. Any excess palm fronds must be tied into bundles, each weighing 50 pounds or less.

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Yard waste is shredded for mulch and distributed at five locations around the county. It is also a primary component in OrganicLee® compost. Placing yard waste in a tub or reusable can rather than a plastic bag -

          • saves you the cost of the bag
          • reduces plastic waste
          • leaves the yard waste ready for shredding and processing without time and labor spent separating plastic
          • results in a cleaner finished product.

If you must use a plastic bag, please make sure that the contents can be easily identified by the refuse truck driver (leave a twig or small branch sticking out).

Remember - fencing and ornamental wood borders are not yard waste. Please dispose of these items in the regular household garbage.


Call your waste hauler for a cost estimate for large-scale yard waste disposal projects when containerizing or bundling is difficult. ​