Do you provide the yard waste cart?
Yes, we provide a yard waste cart when you sign up for the service.
How often is my yard waste cart emptied?
Yard waste carts are emptied once per week, every week during the season on your designated pickup day. Your specific schedule and pickup day will be provided to you when you sign up, or before the start of a season.
Will you pick up in my alley?
No, we only provide curbside pickup. The agreement with the City of Laramie is specifically for curbside pickup only. You will need to set your yard waste cart out by the curb in front of your house, in the street, or at the end of your driveway on your designated day. On days the cart is not scheduled for pickup, store the cart wherever is most convenient for you.
How long does the seasonal service run?
Service will run from mid-April to mid-November.
Exact dates will vary from year to year. For the shortened 2017 season, service with run from Aug. 15 to Nov. 17 (3 months).
What counts as yard waste?
Yard waste includes:
- Grass clippings, leaves, weeds, straw, and hay
- Small sticks and twigs (…not full size branches)
- The diameter of a stick or twig should be 2 inches or less
- The length of a stick or twig should be 36 inches (3 ft.) or less
- These need to fit in the yard waste cart with the lid closed
- Garden Waste
- This includes vegetables, cut flowers, and fruit fall. If it grows, or could grow, in your yard and is in it’s natural state (not prepared, processed, or cooked), it is acceptable.
- Hedge clippings
- Other small organic matter commonly found in yards
Materials should be placed directly into the yard waste cart. Do NOT bag the materials. Also, please make sure the lid is closed when placing your cart at the curbside.
What types of vegetation do NOT go in my yard waste cart?
The items we ask you NOT to place in your yard waste cart include large branches, limbs, food waste, and brush.
Food waste = any food that is prepared, processed, or cooked. So, NO pancakes, pizza, chicken wings, meat, cakes, pies, or items that fall in those categories. Prepared foods do not necessarily mean something has been cooked. For example, if you have apple slices with cinnamon sugar on them, that would be considered prepared and NOT allowed in the yard waste cart.
Brush? Think things like tumbleweeds. If you were to fill your cart with just tumbleweeds and shove as many as you could in the yard waste cart, they would not empty and we would not be able to tell because they have almost no weight to them. Could you break up tumbleweeds and make sure they are mixed with other yard waste that does have some weight to it? Yes, but as a general rule to avoid the previously stated issue we ask that you do not place brush in the cart.
What is the size of the yard waste carts?
The designated yard waste carts are 95 gallons (which is the same size as your city garbage cart). The carts have two wheels, similar to a garbage cart, with a light grey body and a green lid. The dimensions of the carts are approximately:
Height – 41″
Width – 29″
Depth – 34″
How do I know if one yard waste cart is enough?
One yard waste cart if sufficient for a 10,000 square foot yard if you mow and do other yard work on a weekly basis. If one is not enough, we can always provide additional carts (up to 3 total) to you for a fee.
What happens to my yard waste?
All yard waste will be deposited at the city compost site at the landfill.
Do you collect the yard waste carts at the end of the season?
No, we do not collect the yard waste carts at the end of the year. Customers keep them year round. We recommend that you rinse out your cart at the end of a season to prevent odors from residual yard waste. Also, this allows you to use the cart before the weekly season begins in mid-April if you have any yard projects or spring clean up you may want to do.
What should I do if I am moving, or want to cancel the service?
Give us a call at 307-399-2028, or send us an email and we will get everything worked out with you.
What is composting?
Composting is a form of recycling. Compost is a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter (leaves, grass, etc.) and is used for fertilizing and conditioning soil.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to Contact Us.