Yard Waste

Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division operates a yard waste disposal facility inside the city shop complex at 1010 Shop Lane for residents living within the city limits that are signed up for city garbage service. Not for use by commercial lawn care providers.

Yard Waste Hours

Please note Yard Waste is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays year round

Winter Hours
November - February
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Summer Hours
March - October
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The Yard Waste facility accepts grass, leaves, fruits, vegetable, brush, and branches up to 6” in diameter.


They cannot accept rocks, stumps, large pieces of sod, milled, treated, or painted lumber, railroad ties, lawn furniture, engine parts, animal waste, or garbage.

Punch Card

Residents must purchase a punch card prior to disposal of yard waste (with the exception of Halloween pumpkins and Christmas trees, which are free). Punch cards may be purchased at City Hall or the Yard Waste facility during regular business hours. Punch cards are available in $5, $10, or $20. One punch allows the disposal of one cubic yard of brush or 64 gallons of yard debris.

Curbside Pick-Up

For curbside yard waste pick-up contact Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995 or visit their website.


Home composters are available for purchase to Mount Vernon residents for $40 each and can be purchased at the Yard Waste facility during yard waste hours. For any yard waste question, please call (360) 336-6218.

Other Resources

Large pieces of sod or stumps can be taken directly to Skagit Soils at 13260 Ball Road, just east of the county’s transfer station. All other items can be taken directly to the county’s transfer station. Four hours and additional information call (360) 424-7807.