Watertown brush pickup to resume

From the Department of Public Works

November 9, 2022

City of Watertown Department of Public Works will resume the collection of brush and green waste from City residential homes beginning November 10th.

Crews will complete the regularly scheduled route first then those routes that were suspended.

Please continue to place and/or leave brush and green waste out following the guidelines below and it will be collected as soon as possible.

 Brush & Green Waste can be placed in the median between the sidewalk and curb, or at the back of the sidewalk. Please do not block sidewalks.


Collection Guidelines for Brush: Tree limbs 4” in diameter and less, twigs & branches.

 Tree limbs & branches cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter.

 Brush should be placed in bundles less than 18 inches in diameter (about an armful) and no longer than 5 feet in length.

 Smaller twigs and branches can also be placed in standard 32 gallon trash cans, preferably with handles and weighing less than 40 lbs.


Collection Guidelines for Yard Waste: Grass clippings, leaves, weeds & yard plants.

 Yard Waste must be placed in paper bags or re-useable containers not exceeding 40lbs which will facilitate manual loading into our collection vehicles.

 Yard Waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

 Paper Lawn bags and Re-useable containers are available at most local vendors.

 There is no limit to the number of bags/containers that you can put curbside.

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 315-785-7842 with any questions.