Curbside collection of yard and garden waste is a time-consuming process. It can take a day or less to collect yard waste in one day’s sanitation routes at the beginning of the season. But once yard waste volume increases later in the season, it takes much longer to complete each route. This is why DPW does not advertise or guarantee leaf collection on the same day as sanitation collection.
In addition, if DPW concentrates all yard waste collection units in one route on the same day as sanitation collection, it causes space conflicts between leaf piles in the street, trash/recycling vehicles, yard waste vehicles, and motorists. Regardless of the day yard waste is collected, DPW attempts to complete its collection process as quickly and efficiently as possible.