Yard Debris and compost

Residential Yard Debris Collection


In the City of Beaverton, your yard debris is collected weekly by your private garbage hauler. Please place yard debris in the approved container at the curb (not on the street) no later than 6 a.m. on your service day.

Please contact your hauler with questions to determine your pick-up schedule, or if you have extra materials and want additional services.

Include the Food! 

Starting October 30, Beaverton residents with yard debris collection service can add food scraps to their current yard debris carts, now called compost carts.

Visit our Compost at Home page for tips, resources and to learn more about how easy it is to include the food. 

Compost at Home

What goes in the cart? 

The general rule is if it grew in your yard it's probably okay to put into your yard debris/composting cart. Please see the table below for a list of yes/no materials. 

Remember, never place plastic bags into your yard debris carts. Plastics do not decompose and will contaminate the compost.

Yes - These items are accepted No - Do not include
Branches (no greater than 4 inches in diameter and 36 inches long) Animal waste
Garden waste Ashes
Grass clippings Dirt
Leaves Food waste
Prunings (no greater than 4 inches in diameter and 36 inches long) Household garbage
Weeds Lumber
Food scraps (as of October 30, 2017) Metal
  Plastic
  Rocks
  Sod
  Stumps

Maximum Weights

  • 30-gallon kraft bag: 40 pounds
  • 32-gallon can: 60 pounds
  • 60-gallon roll cart: 100 pounds
  • 90-gallon roll cart: 145 pounds

Additional Resources


Recycling Holiday Trees
Compost at Home