Yard waste includes any and all parts of trees (including Christmas trees), shrubbery, grass, flowers, and similar organic waste. Soil and stone are not considered yard waste, and are not collected. Branches must be less than four (4) feet in length, less than four (4) inches in diameter, and must be bundled with string, twine or rope (no wire please). The maximum weight for bundles is 50 pounds. All other yard waste must be placed in an open top container no greater than 33 gallons; in compostable paper yard waste bags; or in untied black plastic yard waste bags. The maximum weight for each bag or container is 50 pounds. No more than 8 containers and/or bags per property will be collected per week. Raking leaves into the street or along the curb line is prohibited. Yard waste is collected Citywide every Monday, from March 6th, 2017, through December 4th, 2017, unless a listed holiday falls within that week. Additional collection days will be announced, as deemed necessary for Christmas tree collection or special unscheduled collections.