Yard Waste Site & Curbside Collection
YARD WASTE SITE
The Norwalk Yard Waste Site is located at:
15 S. Smith St, Norwalk CT
Hours of Operation
Scale is CLOSED for Lunch from approximately 12:00 pm - 12:30PM (Monday - Friday).
Winter (January 2020 to end of March 2020)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PMSaturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Site may CLOSE due to Winter Weather and at the discretion of the Department of Public Works.
The Yard Waste Site will be open on the following Saturdays in January 2020 for Christmas Tree Drop-off:
Saturday, January 11, 2020: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Spring/Summer/Fall (April 2020 to end of December 2020)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 is the first Saturday of the Season the Site will be OPEN.
Saturday, December 19, 2020 is the last Saturday of 2020 that the Yard Waste Site will be OPEN.
2020 Holiday Schedule
The Yard Waste Site may CLOSE due to winter weather or at the discretion of the Department of Public Works.
The Yard Waste Site will be CLOSED on the following holidays:
New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
MLK Day: Monday, January 20, 2020
President's Day: Monday, February 17, 2020
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day Observed: Friday, July 3, 2020
Independence Day: Saturday, July 4, 2020
Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas Eve (Close at 1:00 pm): Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year's Eve (Close at 1:00 pm): Thursday, December 31, 2020
New Year's Day: Friday, January 1, 2021
Yard Waste Site Guidelines
All passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, etc.) must display a Norwalk Resident Pass on the Driver's side of the vehicle.
Please be advised that any residential vehicle dumping without a City of Norwalk Recreations and Parks Resident Pass will have to pay either $20 or the tip fee for the material, whichever is higher. Payment by credit card ONLY, cash or checks are not accepted at the Transfer Station or Yard Waste Site.
Residential Pickup trucks, vans, or vehicles with trailers are required to have a residential Disposal Card.
Any pickup truck, van, or vehicle pulling a trailer that does not have a permit will have to pay either $20 or the tip fee for the material, whichever is higher. Proof of residency is required. Resident Permit cards are available to residents at the Transfer Station.
Any vehicles or people caught dumping without proper permits or when the Yard Waste Site is closed, will be fined and may lose dumping privileges.
All Yard Waste must be brought to Yard Waste Site either loose or bagged. All containers, except brown leaf bags, MUST BE EMPTIED AND REMOVED FROM THE SITE.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Residents of the 4th Taxing District, that receive City garbage collection are entitled to receive City Yard Waste Collection.
Residents are asked to have their Christmas Trees and Yard Waste curbside before 6:00 am on the Monday of their scheduled collection week.
Yard Waste Collection
The Yard Waste collection schedule is as follows:
Week of April 6: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes
Week of April 13: Thursday and Friday routes
Week of May 4: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes
Week of May 11: Thursday and Friday routes
Week of November 9: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes
Week of November 16: Thursday and Friday routes
Week of November 30: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes
Week of December 7: Thursday and Friday routes
Yard Waste Collection Guidelines
Leaves, brush and grass clippings are on Connecticut's list of mandatory recycling items.
Please DO NOT mix these items with household garbage.
The City of Norwalk encourages all residents to compost at home and mulch your grass clippings into your lawn.
The Yard Waste Collection guidelines are as follows:
- Yard Waste must be curbside by 6:00 am on the Monday of your collection week, listed above.
- Leaves will be collected ONLY in brown leaf bags, garbage cans with no lids, or open-top cardboard boxes.
- Brush must be less thank 4-feet in length and 6-inches or less in diameter. It must be tied up in bundles, no heavier than 50 pounds or in garbage cans with no lids.
- Plastic bags of debris, loose piles of brush and leaves, rocks, soil, and sand will not be collected.
- There is a 25 pound weight limit for leaf bags and a 50 pound weight limit for cans. Please do not overload bags or cans.
- Logs and stumps will not be collected. They can be brought to the Yard Waste Site, with the proper permits.
- If you believe you were missed for a yard waste collection, please call Customer Service (203-854-3200) on the Monday after your collection week.
PLEASE NO Decorations, Lights, Stands, etc.
Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas wreathes will not be collected.
Trees will be collected twice during the month of January 2020:
Please, have trees curbside by 6:00 AM on the MONDAY of the above collection weeks.
- January 6, 2020 - January 10, 2020
- January 13, 2020 - January 17, 2020