Branches and Yard Waste

Rockville provides weekly yard waste collections.

Trees and other brush larger than 8 feet long and 2 feet in diameter must be scheduled for pickup.

Tips for Collection:

  • Place yard waste in biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (weight must be less than 50 pounds).
  • Place materials at the curb, not the alleyways.
  • Place in an unobstructed area by 6 a.m. 
  • Do not use any plastic bags.
  • Do not dump any yard waste or leaves in storm drains.
  • Place pest-infested yard waste and invasive plant species in the trash cart.

Large trees and piles of branches may require special equipment and require a special collections appointment. Large, storm-related debris will be collected by the city, but may take several weeks for crews to collect throughout the city.

Report a Yard Waste Collection Concern

Complete the online form to report a missed collection or any other concerns regarding branches and yard waste.

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Recycling and Refuse
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240-314-8568

TDD: 240-314-8137
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Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  1. Accepted Yard Waste
  2. Not Accepted
  • Bamboo
  • Branches, shrubs and pruning debris
  • Flowers (remove dirt)
  • Garden waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Live holiday trees and wreaths (removal base standards, nails, decoration, and plastic)
  • Old mulch
  • Stumps, sections of trees (individual limbs not to exceed 2 feet in diameter or 8 feet in length)
  • Weeds (remove dirt)
  • Hay/straw

Green Yard Tips

Save money and have a healthier yard by grasscycling, using leaves as mulch or composting.