Yard rakings, grass clippings, small twigs, garden material, such as flowers, vines, weeds, and garden fruit and vegetables are considered yard waste, which is collected April through November by Bartlett's waste hauler, Groot Industries. Fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, sod, earth, wood chips, bark and rocks .are not yard waste.
Residents can use generic yard waste bags with Groot stickers applied. Stickers can be purchased in local retail stores -- Ace Hardware, Jewel and Walgreen's at Rt. 59 & Stearns Road -- and at Village Hall or by mail from Groot for $2.50. Any leftover Republic Services labeled yard bags can be used through the 2018 season.