Yard Waste

Recycle Your Yard Debris

Contact your hauler to sign up for curbside yard waste recycling service. You'll receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart, which will be collected from your home every other week.

  • Yard waste must fit in the container with the lid closed
  • Contact your hauler if you have extra yard waste
  • No food waste (except for fruit and vegetable trimmings)
  • No pizza boxes
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ACCEPTED
Brush, branches and roots (smaller than 4 inch diameter)
Leaves
Grass clippings
Fruit and vegetable trimmings
Weeds
Flowers
Plants
Shrubs
 
 
NOT ACCEPTED
Food
Pizza boxes
Food-soiled paper
Invasive species (blackberry, etc.)
Garbage
Stumps
Demolition wood
Sheet rock
Asphalt
Bricks
Concrete
Glass
Metal
Plastics
Flower pots
Animal waste
Ash
Rocks
Sod
Bones
Oil
Hazardous materials
Large amounts of dirt
Yard Waste (All facilities)

Drop off at transfer stations in Pierce County

FREE
For yard waste generated in Pierce County's solid waste system. Branches must be smaller than four inches in diameter and less than four feet long.
1 ton max at Prairie Ridge/5 cubic yards max at Anderson Island and Key Center

Beginning May 1, 2019:
A fee of $93.48 per ton will be charged for all non-system yard waste* collected at transfer stations in Pierce County.
Minimum charge is $18.70 for up to 400 pounds.

*Non-system includes yard waste from Tacoma, Ruston, Auburn, Pacific and JBLM. It also includes yard waste from other counties.