Spring Cleanup

March 27-31, 2023Spring Cleanup 2023 Enlarged Map Opens in new window

View the 2023 flyer

Spring Cleanup is an annual effort of the City of Manhattan and local refuse contractors to allow residents to clean up their properties with free haulaway for most yard waste items.

Process for pickup:

The City only will pick up yard waste, tree limbs, and branches if they are properly bagged and stacked as follows:

  • Place all yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) in yard waste paper bags, available at many local retailers. If you use plastic bags, we won’t pick it up!
  • Create separate piles on the curb for yard waste and for limbs and branches.
  • Stack branches in a loose pile; don't use rope or twine to tie them together. Do not mix scrap lumber and branches. Scrap lumber will be picked up by participating refuse contractors on your regular trash pickup day and location.
  • Have your items on the curb and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Crews will only check each area once!

What will the City of Manhattan pick up?

City crews will assist with curbside pickup of brush, limbs, and properly (paper) bagged grass clippings or leaves during the week of March 27-31, 2023.

What won't the City of Manhattan accept?

No major household appliances, tires, batteries, concrete or rock rubble, construction or demolition debris, or household hazardous waste will be collected.

Please take all household hazardous waste, paint, thinners, lubricants, herbicides, insecticides, etc., to the Riley County Noxious Weed Department at 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Photo of bags of leaves