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Leaf and Foliage Disposal – New York City

During leaf collection weeks in New York City, set out your leaves in large paper leaf bags for pickup. NYC collects leaves during the weeks when the most leaves fall on average. Throughout the rest of the year, you can throw away leaves with the general trash or look into composting them yourself. Get more information from's guide to composting and tips on turning your leaves into natural fertilizer.

The following links can help you learn more about NYC's regulations and laws regarding the disposal of your yard waste:

  • Click here for a list of neighborhoods in NYC and their leaf collection times.

  • If you are disposing of a tree or other organic wood material, you must arrange a pick up time with the NYC Department of Parks and Sanitation.

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