Yard & Food Waste

Do you have yard or food waste you would like to dispose of but don't want to throw it in the garbage? You can reduce your garbage can size by recycling these items. Recycling yard and food waste can be done by:

Compostable materials include:

  • Bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones
  • Food and food-soiled paper
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Limbs not more than 6 feet long and 3 inches in diameter
  • Sod not more than 3 inches thick (shake off all rocks and extra soil)

Materials not used for composting include:

  • Animal feces
  • Any type of garbage
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Gravel
  • Limbs more than 6 feet long or 3 inches in diameter
  • Liquids or grease
  • Lumber
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Rocks
  • Stumps (over 10" in diameter)

Clean Green Cart

You can subscribe for a Clean Green Cart from your service provider. Watch this video on the "Dos and Don'ts" of Your Clean Green Cart.


Home composting is an economical and convenient alternative to bagging yard and food debris for disposal or hauling it to transfer stations. Want to compost at home? Try the following resources:


Why bag your lawn clippings? Leaving clippings on your lawn:
  • Keeps soil temperatures cooler thus enhancing lawn quality.
  • Provides natural fertilizer.
  • Reduces lawn wear.
  • Reduces water evaporation.
  • Saves time.
Just remember to keep your mower blades sharp, and that the smaller the clippings are, the better your mulch will be.