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Yard Waste

The Town of Golden offers free yard waste pickup days twice annually with a Spring Yard Waste Roundup and a Fall Yard Waste Roundup. The Golden Landfill accepts yard waste year-round at no cost for those in a car, SUV, pick-up truck or with a single-axle trailer.

2024 Spring Yard Waste Date: May 9, 2024

On yard waste pick-up days, residents can place yard waste in containers, compostable bags or bundles at their regular curbside collection area before 8 a.m. on the designated day for free pickup.
Bagged yard waste must be in a compostable bag for pickup.
Here are some tips that residents need to know about this year’s yard waste roundup:

  • No registration is required.
  • Place yard waste in containers, compostable bags or bundles at your regular curbside area before 8 a.m.
  • Bagged yard waste must be in compostable bags or it will not be picked up.
  • This service is for yard waste only. This includes grass clippings, leaves, tree cones, tree branches, shrubs and bushes. These items must not exceed eight inches in diameter or eight feet in length.  Items exceeding these maximum dimensions will not be picked-up.
  • Please bundle prunings to make it easier and faster for us to collect.
  • No other types of waste will be accepted, including construction wood waste.
  • If residents wish to use their black garbage container, please ensure it does not contain garbage before adding yard waste.

Any yard waste not placed in containers, bags, or bundled at the curb will not be picked up.