Norwalk spells out dates, guidelines for fall yard waste collection

NORWALK, Conn. – Fall has and continues to fall all over Norwalk. Homeowners are hip deep in the aftermath of one nature’s more glorious autumn displays in recent memory. And, as is the case with any party or event, there is the inevitable day-after cleanup.

The city has released the dates and rules for the upcoming yard waste collection for residents who receive city garbage collection.

Residents must have their yard waste curbside by 6 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled week of collection, as the truck will pass by only once during that week. Once the truck passes, it will not return until the second scheduled collection.

The schedule is:

  • Nov. 9-13:                    Residents with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday garbage collection
  • Nov. 16-20:                 Residents with Thursday and Friday garbage collection
  • Nov. 30 to Dec. 4:      Residents with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday garbage
  • Dec. 7-11:                     Residents with Thursday and Friday garbage collection

For example, if your normal garbage collection day is on a Thursday, your yard waste will be picked up on the weeks of Nov. 16 and Dec. 7. Your yard waste will be picked up any time during those weeks, not on a particular day.

General information and guidelines

Leaves, brush and grass clippings are on Connecticut’s list of mandatory recycling items. Do not mix these items with garbage. The city encourages everyone to compost at home and mulch their grass clippings into their lawns.

Yard waste collection guidelines are as follows:

  • Yard waste will be collected only in brown paper leaf bags, garbage cans with no lids, or open-top cardboard boxes.
  • Yard waste in plastic bags, loose piles of brush and leaves, rocks, soil, and sand will not be collected.
  • Brush must be less than 4 feet in length and 6 inches or less in diameter. It must be tied in bundles.
  • There is a 25-pound weight limit for bags of yard waste and 50-pound weight limit for cans or bundles of brush. Do not overload bags or cans.
  • Logs and stumps will not be collected. Logs and stumps can be brought to the Yard Waste Site located at 15 South Smith Street. Bring the proper Resident Pass, and, under some circumstances, you may have to pay to dump.
  • If you believe you are missed for a yard waste collection, call Customer Service on Monday of the following week at (203) 854-3200.


2 responses to “Norwalk spells out dates, guidelines for fall yard waste collection”

  1. Joanie

    How come Norwalk is down to only 2 yard picks up for the fall – every year it is less and less. The city has the trucks – the workers are already being paid to do something everyday – why are they not picking up leaves?

  2. Dawn

    Why do we have to bag the leaves. I have a lot of leaves.

    Why can’t they come by with a vaccum to pick it up?

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