Residents in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx can dispose of wood debris from yard waste by setting it out for curbside collection. Bundle tree branches into bunches that are 2 feet by 4 feet or smaller.
Yard waste is collected separately from buildings in leaf collection and DSNY organics collection pilot areas.
For Christmas tree disposal follow these guidelines.
Yard waste from professional landscapers isn’t eligible for DSNY pickup; your landscaper must take this material to a permitted composting facility.
Brooklyn and Queens fall within federal and New York State quarantine zones meant to contain the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle. Residents in Brooklyn and Queens must call 311 or schedule an appointment with the NYC Parks & Recreation Department to dispose of wood debris that is more than a half-inch in diameter, including tree prunings and firewood.