Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection

Graphic of fall leaves and trees. Text:Framingham Public Works, Curbside Leaf Collection Nov.  16-28Graphic with images of trees with orange, green, and yellow foliage and leaves.
Text: Framingham Public Works with the DPW Seal, Curbside Leaf Collection November 16-28, 2020, Curbside Brush Collection, November 30 - December 4, 2020.

Fall 2020 Curbside Brush and Leaf Collection

Brush and leaves are collected separately and will be picked up on residents’ regular trash/recycling collection day:

Fall 2020 Leaf Collection:

- Two (2) weeks of leaf collection: November 16-28, 2020


- One (1) week of leaf collection: November 30 - December 4, 2020

What is yard waste and brush?

  • Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass, and non-woody organic garden waste only. Yard waste does not include sod, dirt, sand, gravel, or rocks.
  • Brush is wood waste from bushes and trees that is less than 4 inches in diameter, and no greater than 4 feet in length.

How should I dispose of yard waste and brush at the curb?

The Sanitation Division conducts an annual curbside collection of yard waste and brush during the spring and fall. All curbside yard waste and brush collections take place only on the weeks designated and only on your regular trash collection day for that week. A separate collection vehicle is dispatched to collect only yard waste and brush during the following designated collection weeks.

Preparing your yard waste and brush for curbside pickup:

Leaves, grass clippings, plant waste, and light trimmings too small to bundle: use paper leaf bags or reusable containers marked "yard waste." Bags and containers cannot exceed 40 pounds and 35 gallons.

Brush (sticks, twigs, branches, and shrubs): Pieces cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. Bundle and tie with string or twine (no wire), or place in a reusable container marked "yard waste." Bundles and any yard waste or brush not conforming to these guidelines will not be collected and will be left at the curb.

Note: Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.