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Seasonal Leaf & Yard Waste Collection


Spring Leaf Collection Starts Monday, March 25 2024

Collection will take place on your regularly scheduled trash and recycling pickup day

Residents DO NOT need to email or call for leaf pickup

All leaves MUST be in brown paper leaf bags only

No yard waste or grass clippings. No plastic bags.

(click on this link for calendar dates.)  

For the leaves to be collected, they must be in a brown paper leaf bag. Do not use plastic bags; the Town will not pick up leaves in plastic bags. Leaves should not be raked into the streets, piled at the curb, placed in wetlands, streams, storm drains, or onto Branford Land Trust Property.

Your leaves will be picked up on the same day as your regular recycling collection, though by a separate truck. Residents are reminded not to include branches and also to keep the leaves free of litter and other materials which will not decompose. These materials contaminate the compost which your leaves are turned into at the Transfer Station and which is available to Branford residents for free.

Leaves can be brought to the compost site behind the transfer station at any time of year! A Branford Residence Sticker is required.
Please make sure that leaves are out the night before your collection day!


Yard Waste Collection Starts April,10 2024

Collection will take place on The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from April through November

Residents MUST email by Monday of a yard waste pickup week to reserve a pickup

(residents without computer access may call 203-315-0622)

Limit of THREE bundles, barrels, or brown paper leaf bags weighing less than 40 lbs. each

Maximum material length of 3 feet and 3 inches in diameter Brown Biodegradable Twine Only —NO PLASTIC STRING

No leaves or grass clippings. No plastic bags.

The best choice for weeds, dead plants, small trimmings, crab apples, pine cones or other garden debris is to compost them at home or to take them directly to the Transfer Station


Last Updated: Thu, 03/28/2024 - 1:46pm