*Please note that, in addition to clear plastic bags, the City is now collecting yard waste in compostable brown paper bags.
Spring is coming and the City of Portage is once again offering free curbside yard waste collection. This year’s program will start Monday, May 1, 2017 and run for 4 collection cycles. Yard waste is to be placed at the curb on your regular collection day no later than 7:00 a.m. There is no limitation on the number of bags that can be placed out for collection, but a weight restriction of 18 kgs or 40 pounds per bag will apply. Yard waste must be placed in clear refuse bags or compostable brown paper bags, which are available at various retail outlets. Colored bags will not be collected.
Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass and garden waste, excluding any tree trimmings. Tree trimmings must always be bundled in four foot sections and have a waste collection tag affixed.