Yard Waste & Brush
The Village offers several methods of disposing of yard waste and brush.
The drop-off site is now open for the 2022 season.
Note: If folks still have holiday trees laying around, we can take them as long as they meet the standards of the brush site – nothing longer than 10 feet, and no more than 6 inches in diameter. We’ve found that big and tall holiday trees can essentially be cut in half to meet the requirements. Due to the industrial-strength wire, absolutely no holiday wreaths. Wreaths can be placed in a homeowner’s garbage container.
The yard waste and brush drop-off site is located at the Public Works Facility on Terminal Drive and accepts yard waste and brush from McFarland residents. The drop-off site is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is closed during the winter. Please stack materials as close to the back wall as possible to conserve space.
- Brush, no larger than 6 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length
- Grass Clippings
- Non-woody plants
Not Accepted Materials
- Base Root Balls
Free Mulch Available!
We have a large pile of free mulch that any resident can use for spring gardening and clean-up. We’ve been cutting down a lot of trees/tree branches in the past several months and chipping it for our free mulch pile – located just inside the gates of the yard waste site.
The Village offers a fee-based curbside collection service for yard and garden waste. A one-time use, non-expiring $2 sticker is required for each yard waste bag, up to 50 gallons, and are available in multiples of 5 from the McFarland Municipal Center Administration Office.
All materials should be placed into open bags or trash containers by 6 am on Monday of the collection week. The contractor will only make a single pass through the Village, and will not go back through again. Each bag must have a Village issued sticker on it in order to be collected.
Collection will accept leaves, garden waste, thatch, grass clippings, non-woody plant materials, and evergreen clippings less than 6 inches in diameter. All materials should be clean of debris.
Collection Weeks for 2022
- Spring: Week of April 25th
- Fall: Week of November 14th
All brush should be curbside by 6 a.m. on Monday of the collection week, as the contractor will only make a single pass through each zone. Brush should not be longer than 10 feet, less than 6 inches long, or larger than 6 inches in diameter. Brush should be piled neatly along the curb with the cut ends all facing in the same direction as traffic and free of waste that could clog the chipping equipment.
- Zone 1: Week of April 18
- Zone 2: Week of April 25
- Zone 3: Week of May 2
- Zone 1: Week of October 24
- Zone 2: Week of October 31
- Zone 3: Week of November 7