Yard Waste and Debris Collection Information

Due to the debris resulting from Hurricane Florence, the City of Monroe would like to remind its residents of the general guidelines for yard waste collection.

  • Residents should not place any debris generated from the storm from their property onto the street pavement.
  • All storm debris material should be placed behind the curb line or pavement edge.
  • Storm debris should be placed in such a manner that drainage ways are not blocked to preclude the possibility of street flooding during rain events.
  • Tree limbs must be four (4) feet in length and six (6) inches or less in diameter. Thorny type trimmings must be placed in a separate pile.
  • Yard waste shall not include trees, tree limbs, brush that has been cut by commercial tree trimmers and/or commercial lawn care services. Tree and shrub trimmings cut by contractors are the responsibility of the contractors and are not picked up by the Solid Waste collection.
  • Loose yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, pine cones, straw and vines must be bagged and placed by the curbside. Although the city collects grass clippings we encourage homeowners to compost or leave grass on yards for fertilization.
  • Please do not mix non-organic items (roofing tiles, scrap lumber, rocks, etc) with your yard waste.
  • Do not co-mingle any building debris with tree limbs and other woody material and vegetation. Building material will go to a demolition landfill for disposal and will be the responsibility of the contractor doing your building repair.
  • Residents must keep debris separate from household garbage. This will help street maintenance crews and contractors speed up removal of debris from your neighborhood.
  • Yard waste will not be picked up from vacant lots or abandoned structures.

The city of Monroe appreciates your patience and assistance in this matter.