Yard waste collection begins the first Monday in April. Yard waste is collected curbside on your regular weekly refuse collection day. Yard waste must be placed in Kraft paper compost bags or City of Midland blue 95-gal bins before being set at the curb. Bags must weigh under 50 lbs. and the lid on the bins must close. Acceptable materials include: leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, small twigs and branches.