Residential Yard Debris Service

If It Grows, It Goes! October 1st – Accepting Food Scraps!

For our city customers, yard debris curbside recycling is a yearly subscription service for only $5.05 per month.

How does it work?

Keep materials loose in roll cart, do not compact or bag any material. There is a 200 pound cart limit for yard debris carts.

Collection will occur every other week on the same day your garbage is collected. Place your cart at the curb by 6:00 a.m. or the night before.

Acceptable Materials

Grass clippings, brush, weeds, pine needles, plant prunings, branches no larger than 2” in diameter and 36” in length.

Food scraps, including meat, dairy, produce, and bakery.

Unacceptable materials include:

Rocks, sod, dirt, garbage, plastic bags of any kind, plastic wrap, plastic containers, produce stickers, processed or cooked fruits or vegetables, pet waste, food ware (paper plates, plastic cups/utensils), hoses, rakes, other gardening tools, compostable or biodegradable products.


Help keep contaminants out and only include materials listed as acceptable.  Download our “Yard Debris and Food Scraps Guide” outlining what can and can’t go in the yard debris cart, along with some other helpful tips.

The weight limits on our carts are as follows:

95-gallon roll cart 200 lbs

Please contact our customer service department for additional information regarding this subscription service.

Bend Garbage and Recycling Service Area: Generally north of Newport, Greenwood and Highway 20 E, including Saddleback, Tumalo, Whispering Pines, Boonesborough, Cimmaron City and Alfalfa.


Start Composting Food Scraps with Yard Debris

October 1, 2019

For more information or to sign up within the Bend city limits call, 541.382.2263