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For Home Landscapes

Landscape maintenance activities like mowing, pruning, and raking help ensure the health of your landscape, but also generates yard waste. Keep as much of this material onsite as possible to conserve nutrients and reduce the amount of energy required to move it from place to place. Decomposing organic matter releases nutrients back to the soil in a form that plants can easily use. Using yard waste for composting is a sustainable way of creating organic fertilizer. 


  • Much less material will need to be hauled away
  • Nutrients from grass clippings and leaves are recycled and stay onsite
  • Compost can provide a source of rich organic matter to add to landscape plantings
  • Uncomposted leaves and pine straw can be used as mulch, reducing the need to purchase
Recycle Yard Waste Guidance