In order not to increase the fleet size or cost, the City would use manual trucks, which are used for the weekly recycling collection and the semi-automated trucks, for the seasonal yard waste collection, and the service will be provided on Mondays when there is no recycling collection. Due to the size of the recycling fleet, the City can only service a quarter of the city per Monday, so 1 round of yard waste collection for the whole City will take 4 Mondays.
The City will provide 2 yard waste collections in the spring and 2 in the fall per year for each resident. The work will be conducted on 8 Mondays in the spring and 8 Mondays in the fall for the whole City.
Starting from fall 2021, in general, the yard waste collection will run from mid/late-September to mid-November on 8 non-Stat Holiday Mondays. Starting from spring 2022, the spring yard waste collection will start on the first Monday of April (or the second Monday in April if the first Monday is Easter Monday) and run 8 non-Stat Holiday Mondays in a row. The last 1 is expected to be around early June. For each resident, the intervals between their 2 collections per season will be 4 or 5 weeks to ensure there was enough time to collect new seasonal yard waste for the next special collection day. Residents can also add yard waste to the food scraps cart anytime during the year.