Leaf Pickup and Yard Waste

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Leaves on the ground

The yard waste site is located at 180 Bayberry Lane, behind the Westport Weston Health District. It is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. From early November through December, Saturday hours at the yard waste site are extended to 3 p.m.

Starting the second week in January, the yard waste site operates on a winter hour schedule. Those hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Winter hours end the first weekend in March, and the yard waste site goes back to its normal operating schedule.  During snowstorms the yard waste site is closed because personnel are doing double duty as snow plow operators and snow shovelers. 

The curbside collection period typically extends from early November through the first weekend in December. An announcement is published in local media and on our website prior to the start of the collection process.

Leaves placed on the curbside in biodegradable paper bags will be collected by the Public Works Department during this period. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up because the compost process cannot handle plastic bags. Residents living on private roadways must place their bagged leaves at an intersecting town roadway.

A Department of Public Works crew will make pickups throughout the entire town several times during the collection period. A final pass will be initiated on the first Monday in December and will last approximately one week. Any properly bagged leaves put out before the first Monday in December will be collected.

Residents whose car displays a valid Westport transfer station sticker may deliver their leaves directly to the yard waste site. If the leaves are transported in plastic bags, the resident must empty the bags prior to disposal.

Residents whose vans, pickups or tag-along trailers display a valid sticker may bring up to six – 30 gallon bags or containers full of leaves without a fee. A van, pickup or tag-along trailer exceeding the six bag limit will be charged $40 per load.

Any vehicle or trailer larger than a conventional pickup with a 4 foot by 8 foot bed will be charged $90 per ton.

Dump tickets to cover the cost of the disposal fee must be purchased at Town Hall, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by mail by writing to the Department of Public Works, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.