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Norwalk Begins Spring Yard Waste Collection In May

The City of Norwalk gives instructions for residents who receive city garbage collection.
The City of Norwalk gives instructions for residents who receive city garbage collection. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- The City of Norwalk will begin yard waste pickup in May 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. The truck will pass by only once during that week. Once the truck passes, it will not return.

The spring yard waste collection schedule is as follows:

  • May 2 to 6: Residents with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday garbage collection
  • May 9 to 13: Residents with Thursday and Friday garbage collection

For example, if normal garbage collection day is on a Thursday, yard waste will be picked up the week of May 9.

Yard Waste will be picked up any time during that week — not on a particular day.

The city reminds residents that leaves, brush and grass clippings are on Connecticut’s list of mandatory recycling items. Do not mix these items with garbage.

The City of Norwalk encourages residents to compost at home and mulch grass clippings into their lawn.

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 up in bundles.
  • There is a 25-pound weight limit for bags of yard waste and a 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 taken to the yard waste site located at 15 S. Smith St. Remember to bring the proper resident pass, and under some circumstances, residents may have to pay to dump.
  • If residents think they have missed for a yard waste collection, call Customer Service on Monday of the following week.
For more information, call Customer Service at 203-854-3200 or click here.

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