Curbside grass and leaf recycling is an optional additional recycling service for Meridian residents.

For an additional fee, you will be provided with a separate recycling cart for your grass clippings.

This service will keep the grass out of the landfill and instead those clippings will be transported to a silage pit in Ada County where they will be reused beneficially for agricultural purposes.

This cart shifts from grass in October to Leaf-Only recycling. It serves as an extra trash can December through March, then back to a grass-only cart April through October.

Republic Services’ "Recycle the Fall" program offers both curbside pickup and drop off of your leaves.

Please follow the instructions below for each option.

Neighborhood Drop Off (November 2-28)

The following parks will have marked LEAF ONLY dumpsters available for leaf drop off available in the parking lot. Parks are open from dawn to dusk. Please do not dump anything other than leaves in these dumpsters or they may not remain available.

  • Kleiner (Southwest corner of West parking lot against Records Way)
  • Settler's (Southwest corner of East parking lot by playground)
  • Tully (South side of parking lot)
  • Storey (Southwest side of parking lot by the pool)
  • Bear Creek (South side of south lot - enter at Kodiak/Beartooth)
  • Renaissance (West side of parking lot by shelters)
  • Heroes (November 9-28) (North side of parking lot by the shelters)
     

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Leaves must be in the large PAPER leaf bags or uncontained. No plastic bags! 
  • Please refrain from putting anything besides leaves into the bags. This includes contaminants such as rocks, sticks, and dog poop - as they may spoil the load and result in landfilling instead of recycling. 
  • Please remember that leaves and yard waste should never be placed in Hefty® EnergyBag®.

Pickup (November 9-28)

  • Leaves must be in the large PAPER leaf bags in order to be picked up. Cluster the leaf bags together, 3-feet from your trash and recycling carts. Keep the leaf bags open for easy identification of the contents. No plastic bags!
  • Leaves should be to your curb by 7AM on your regular trash day. A leaf recycling truck will be by on your regular service day to collect the bags. This may occur as late as 10PM, so please do not remove the bags or worry that you were missed before that time.
  • Please refrain from putting anything besides leaves into the bags. This includes contaminants such as rocks, sticks, and dog poop - as they may spoil the load and result in landfilling instead of recycling.
  • Please remember that leaves and yard waste should never be placed in your regular recycling cart or Hefty® EnergyBag®.

Drop Off (October 19 – December 11)

Meridian Transfer Station: 2130 W. Franklin Road (between Linder and Ten Mile, enter on Ward Street)

  • Leaves must be in the large, compostable PAPER leaf bags or loose when dropped off. Please do not drop off plastic bags.
  • Leaves may be dropped off during regular business hours. M-F 7:30AM-5:00PM -- SAT 8:00AM-5:00PM (Closed Holidays)
  • Please refrain from putting anything besides leaves into the bags. This includes contaminants such as rocks, sticks, and dog poop - as they may spoil the load and result in landfilling instead of recycling.
  • Please remember that leaves and yard waste should never be placed in your regular recycling cart or Hefty® EnergyBag®.

 

Republic Services
Trash/Recycling Services
208-345-1265

City of Meridian
208-898-5500

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