Disposal During Winter Months

SOCRRA residents can bring yard waste and Christmas trees (with nothing attached and no plastic bags) for free between mid-December and March 31.

Due to state law, yard waste cannot be mixed with trash at any time. Because there isn’t a yard waste truck running during the winter months of mid-December to April, SOCRRA members (no businesses, landscapers, etc.) can bring up to 10 bags of leaves, grass or brush to SOCRRA, located at 995 Coolidge, at no charge. These materials will be composted. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for dropping off yard waste for SOCRRA residents only during the dates listed. Yard waste collection will begin in April. After that, the regular disposal rate, $60 per ton with a $35 minimum charge, will apply.

Simply drive through SOCRRA’s gates and go straight ahead to the scale in front of the MRF Building. Stop and see the Scale Operator for instructions. If yard waste is brought in plastic bags, you must empty the bag(s) as the material goes to the composting facility, as plastic does not decompose.