Yard Waste


The yard waste collection season runs from the beginning of April through the end of November on your regular day of the week for refuse collection. Refuse/yard waste stickers are available for purchase at the Utility Billing Office at Batavia City Hall. These items may also be found at several local outlets. A current list of vendors and prices may be found here.

Residents should place a refuse/yard waste sticker on each generic yard waste bag or 32-gallon can and put bag/can at the curb on their regular collection date. Yard waste is collected separately from regular refuse and recycling. Cans must be clearly labeled yard waste on the front and a refuse/yard waste sticker should be attached to the handle. Plastic bags cannot be used. Maximum capacity is 50 pounds per yard waste bag or container. Yard waste carts with a 65-gallon capacity are also available for a fee through Advanced Disposal. Refuse may not be mixed with yard waste.

Bundles of brush or branches no longer than 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter, and weighing no more than 50 pounds securely tied with biodegradable rope, cord, twine, or string can be placed out as yard waste. A refuse/yard waste sticker must be attached to each bundle.

Leaf Collection

In addition to the city's fall leaf collection program, residents will be permitted to place only leaves in yard waste bags on their scheduled collection dates between December 1 and December 31; these bags will not require a disposal sticker during this time frame.