Branches and Yard Waste

Rockville provides weekly yard waste collections.

Trees and brush must not exceed 8 feet long and 2 feet in diameter. Larger piles are not collected with yard waste and require a special collections appointment. Whole trees, logs, and other large debris resulting from tree removals are not accepted by the city.

Tips for Collection:

  • Place yard waste in biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (weight must be less than 50 pounds).
  • Place materials at the curb, not the alleyways.
  • Place in an unobstructed area by 6 a.m. 
  • Do not use any plastic bags.
  • Do not dump any yard waste or leaves in storm drains.
  • Place pest-infested yard waste and invasive plant species in the trash cart.

Large, storm-related debris will be collected by the city, but may take several weeks for crews to collect throughout the city.

Report a Yard Waste Collection Concern

Complete the online form to report a missed collection or any other concerns regarding branches and yard waste.

Still have questions? Contact:

Recycling and Refuse

TDD: 240-314-8137
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  1. Accepted Yard Waste
  2. Not Accepted
  • Bamboo (not to exceed 8 feet in length)
  • Branches (not to exceed 2 feet in diameter or 8 feet in length), shrubs and pruning debris
  • Flowers (remove dirt)
  • Garden waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Live holiday trees and wreaths (removal base standards, nails, decoration, and plastic)
  • Old mulch
  • Trees and stumps (not to exceed 2 feet in diameter or 8 feet in length)
  • Weeds (remove dirt)
  • Hay/straw

Green Yard Tips

Save money and have a healthier yard by grasscycling, using leaves as mulch or composting.