Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Yard Waste includes leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation, plant trimmings, and weeds. Please keep all other material, such as animal waste, trash, and rocks out of the bio-degradable lawn waste bags.

Regular weekly collection of Yard Waste runs all year long and is collected on Monday, unless the Monday falls on a holiday the collection  pick up will be the day later, when placed in proper containers (bio-degradable lawn waste bags). All lawn debris set out by 7:00 a.m. Monday morning will be picked up that week.  Please do not set out lawn debris after 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. Since this service is so popular during this time of year, our crews may take two, three, or sometimes four days to collect everything. 

The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds. Each container must have an orange Yard Waste Sticker.

Yard Waste Stickers

The City offers to all eligible City of Fenton residents that receive City trash service; twenty (20) complimentary yard waste stickers annually and are available to eligible City residents starting in January of each year. Additional yard waste stickers can be purchased for $1 each. (Please note: prior year unclaimed complimentary stickers will not be available). 

 The yard waste stickers are available at City Hall, 625 New Smizer Mill Road, Fenton MO 63026 or you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would prefer to have your stickers mailed to you.

 Backyard Composting

Fenton residents are encouraged to mulch and compost to keep yard waste to a minimum. Yard Waste can be beneficial to yards if they are "composted" properly. Compost will add organic matter to the soil, reduce the need for fertilizer and increase water holding ability during dry spells. Master gardeners pay premium prices for good compost because they recognize the value it adds to their gardens. 

All organic waste will decompose over time. Simple containers or open piles for yard waste are the least laboring and time-consuming ways to compost. As weeds, grass clippings and leaves are collected they can be added to the container or pile. Composting bins can be purchased or built to speed up the process and make your compost area more attractive.

 Cut It High and Let It Lie

Grass clippings contain many of the ingredients of fertilizer. By allowing your grass to grow slightly higher and cutting it slightly more often, you can fertilize your grass every time you mow. A mulching lawnmower is very efficient at this chore. Grass clippings decompose quickly and pass nutrients into the soil and roots of the existing grass. In small quantities, leaves can be mulched and left on the yard to provide the same benefits as grass clippings.

 Lawn Debris Program

Another service provided by the City of Fenton to its residents is the Lawn Debris Program.  Tree limbs less than four (4) inches in diameter and brush  shall be securely tied in bundles no larger than forty-eight (48) inches long and eighteen (18) inches in diameter. All bundles must be tied with twine or similar material (metal or metallic ties shall not be used) and bundles may not weight more than fifty (50) pounds each.

 These will be collected at no charge to eligible City residents. No sticker is required. Stumps, roots, and shrubs containing root balls are not accepted.

 Christmas Trees

Live Christmas trees will be collected providing they are free of all decorations, including tinsel, garland, ornaments and lights.