Yard Debris

A crew of 15 collects and transports an average of 34 tons of limbs and clippings every day.  The City of Sumter takes pride in your community and we need your assistance during the fall season.  Sumter City Code Section 74-48 specifies that leaves picked up during the leaf season shall be enclosed in disposable bags, securely tied and placed at a location near the curbside for the collection process.  This will insure that leaves do not blow into neighborhood road ways, onto adjoining properties and can be transferred to the landfill without blowing off of City trucks and onto the highways.  


Yard trimmings and pruning shall be cut in lengths of no more than 5 feet long, 8 inches in diameter and separated from other yard debris.  All dirt shall be removed from all root balls.  All leaves, pine straw and grass clippings must be bagged and separated from other yard debris.  Normal yard trimmings and pruning in reasonable quantities will be removed by the City.  Abnormal quantities of trimmings or lot clearings, tree and/or stump removal shall be transported to the landfill by the owner or contractor.  Tree limbs, shrubs, small plants, leaves and pine straw, etc. shall be placed in a convenient location along the curbside.  Following periods of severe weather, such as high winds or ice storms, the normal refuse schedule may be interrupted.