The City of Bellevue is extending the delay for separate yard waste collection until June 1, 2020 due to the COVID -19 pandemic impact on home waste generation. City residents may continue to use both their blue trash carts and their brown yard waste carts for landfill trash and/or yard waste material. Both of these carts will be collected as landfill trash.
The City will now be able to collect additional Yard Waste bio bags placed outside your cart.
Continuing to allow the use of yard waste carts for trash will help residents dispose of their additional trash generated during this unprecedented time, without the expense of getting a larger trash cart or an extra cart.
On June 1st, traditional yard waste season will go into effect. At that time, only yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, prunings, weeds, twigs less than one inch in diameter, and dead plant material) may be placed in the brown yard waste cart. Residents may also place yard waste in brown bio bags outside of the cart, but the brown cart must also be at the curb in order for the truck to be able to pick up the bags.
City of Bellevue yard waste is composted, so it is critical that yard waste carts and brown bio bags do not contain trash or branches greater than one inch in diameter, as this will contaminate the load and result in rejection at the compost facility. Branches larger than one inch in diameter should be placed in the blue landfill trash cart or disposed of at the City tree dump. To prevent contamination, yard waste carts and bio bags that contain large branches or trash will not be picked up.