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 -- or by mail from Groot for $3 (throughout 2020).
During this pandemic, Walgreens on Rt 59 & Stearns will have stickers available in the drive-thru.
Ace Hardware allows curbside pickup of Groot stickers if you phone in your order and pay with exact cash. The stickers are $3 each with no sales tax. Ace is unable to take online orders for stickers and cannot accept credit card payment for curbside pickup.