Yard Waste & Brush

Yard Waste
Yard waste services are provided for City of Powder Springs sanitation customers that reside inside and/or outside the Powder Springs city limits (No brush service for those customer’s residing outside of the city limits). Yard Waste consists of items such as grass clippings, leaves, and pinestraw.

Note: The City does not issue yard waste containers. 

If you have bagged yard waste that exceeds the maximum allowed number of bags (6 bags), you must call and request a work order at least 24 business hours in advance, for your items to be picked up . Please see the yard waste fee schedule below.

Please Note

  • Yard waste pick up is on Mondays only.
  • Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. Due to time constraints, the sanitation department will be unable to return if yard waste is not out by 7 a.m.
  • All yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bags - No plastic bags (state law prohibits plastic in compost landfills).
  • No rocks, dirt, bricks or landscaping type materials will be picked up.
  • Up to 6 bags can be picked up at no charge. You must call the Public Works Department and request a work order for additional bags. Additional charges apply. Please see yard waste fee schedule for pricing.
  • Bags should not exceed 20 pounds each.

Yard Waste Fee Schedule

  • 1-6 bags no charge
  • 7-12 bags $9.50
  • 13-20 bags $12 (20 bag maximum per week)

Note: Charges for bags of yard waste will appear on your next bill.

Brush pick up is provided to City of Powder Springs sanitation customers that reside inside the city limits only. We do not pick up brush for residents outside the city limits.

  • Brush pick up is on Mondays only.
  • Yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. Due to time constraints, the sanitation department will be unable to return if brush is not out by 7 a.m.
  • Limbs and branches should be no more than 6 inches in diameter and 3 feet long.
  • The pile of limbs and branches cannot exceed 3 feet wide by 3 feet high by 3 feet deep.
  • Only 1 pile per week per household will be picked up.

In the event that any landscaper, contractor, tree service company, or any other professional services, perform work for a resident and that work generates any trash, scrap or refuse, the contractor shall be responsible for the removal of such items. It shall not be the duty of the city to dispose of any trash that results from the work of third parties.

Holiday Schedule

  1. There will be no yard waste collection the following weeks:

    • Jan 1, 2024         New Years Day
    • Jan. 15, 2024         Martin Luther King
    • April 1, 2024        Good Friday 
    • May 27, 2024         Memorial Day 
    • June 24, 2024         Juneteenth
    • July 8, 2024         Independence Day
    • Sept. 2, 2024         Labor Day
    • Nov. 11, 2024         Veterans Day
    • Dec 2, 2024         Thanksgiving 
    • Dec. 30, 2024         Christmas Day
    • Jan. 6, 2025        New Years Day


    Good Friday, March 29, 2024

    • No yard waste will be collected April 1.  
    • Friday’s route will be picked up Monday, April 1.


    Juneteenth, June 19, 2024

    • No yard waste will be collected June 24. 
    • Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Thursday, June 20. Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday, June 21. Friday’s route will be picked up on Monday, June 24.  


    Independence Day, July 4, 2024

    • No yard waste will be collected July 8.
    • Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday, July 5. Friday’s routes will be completed on Monday, July 8.


    Thanksgiving Holidays, Nov. 28-29, 2024

    • No yard waste will be collected Dec. 2. 
    • Thursday’s route (Nov. 28) will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 2. Friday’s route (Nov. 29) will be picked up on Tuesday, Dec. 3, along with Tuesday’s normal route.
    • Any trash not picked up on Monday and Tuesday will be picked up through the remainder of the week.


    Christmas Holidays, Dec. 24-25, 2024

    • No yard waste will be collected Dec. 30.
    • Tuesday’s route (Dec. 24) will be picked up on Thursday (Dec. 26) along with Thursday’s normal route; any trash not picked on Thursday will be picked on Friday. Wednesday’s route (Dec. 25) will be picked up on Friday (Dec. 27); Friday’s normal route will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 30.


    New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2025

    • No yard waste will be picked up on Jan. 6. 
    • Wednesday’s route (Jan. 1) will be picked up on Thursday (Jan. 2), along with Thursday’s normal route. Any trash not picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Friday’s route (Jan. 3) will be picked up on Monday (Jan. 6).


    Reside with Pride

    • March 5-8, 2024.
    • Oct. 1-4, 2024.