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Yard Waste

Available landfill space is being depleted rapidly. Yard waste accounts for one-fifth of all solid waste disposed, the City of Cuyahoga Falls has mandated that it is illegal to mix yard waste with trash.
To benefit you, your community and the environment, you can help by working together with the City of Cuyahoga Falls toward the proper disposal of yard waste (grass, hedge clippings, leaves, small twigs, weeds, etc.) Here are your choices:

Don't Bag It!
Keep your lawn at a medium height. When mowing, do not bag your grass clippings - leave them on the lawn to allow natural fertilization.

Home Composting
Voluntarily recycle grass clippings by composting them in your own backyard.  Composting instructions are available from the Sanitation Division or the internet.

Yard Waste Bags
If you must bag your yard wastes, 30-gallon compostable paper bags are available for a minimal charge at the merchants listed below and other suppliers throughout the city.

City of Cuyahoga Falls Yard Waste Bags - 50¢ available at:

  • 2nd Street Marathon, 2014 Second Street - Open 7 days a week
  • Hudson Drive Hardware, 2735 Hudson Drive - Open 7 days a week
  • Acme #12, 2630 Bailey Road - Open 7 days a week
  • Acme #10, 2226 State Road - Open 7 days a week
  • Falls Hardware, 2413 State Road - Monday through Saturday
Full Service and Limited Service

Acceptable Material: Yard waste such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, plants, mulch and twigs are the only materials suitable for composting according to our EPA Class IV Compost guidelines. Please do not overfill the yard bags—limit the load to less than 45 pounds.

Unacceptable material: Any debris such as concrete, stone, rocks, gravel, cinders, pet feces, or any refuse.

Bundled Brush - Maximum 5 Bundles per Week for FULL SERVICE Customers Only:
Branches and trimmings no greater than 2 inches in diameter must be bundled and tied securely at both ends with heavy twine or rope. Bundles must not be longer than 5 feet in length or 24 inches in girth. Do not place bundles in yard bags. Limited service customers are not eligible for bundled brush/limbs service except for special pick-ups starting at $30.

Unacceptable: unbundled brush, branches greater than 2 inches in diameter, tree trunks, logs and large parts of trees, or more than 5 bundles per week. Customers may request a special pick-up for more than 5 bundles per week. Charges for specials start at $30.

NOTE:  There is a $30 charge for yard waste placed in trash carts or recycle carts.  Yard waste needs to be put in the appropriate yard waste bags or beige yard waste cart.

  • The 30-gallon paper yard waste bags and bundled tree branches are picked up on your regular trash day.  They should be at the curb by 7 a.m.
  • For more information, contact the Sanitation Division at 330-971-8010
  • For recorded messages on environmental information, call 330-971-8015
Last changed 09/13/2013 - 9:27am by younkin@cityofcf