Yard and Food Waste CollectionComposting your yard and food waste helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve soil quality, reduce the need for chemicals and fertilizers and save water.
Acceptable Yard and Food Waste:
- Food Scraps: Meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, breads, eggshells and nutshells, coffee grounds, and tea bags.
- Food-soiled Paper: Pizza boxes, paper towels & napkins, non-shiny paper plates and cups, paper egg cartons, paper grocery bags with food scraps, and coffee filters.
- Yard Debris: Grass, leaves, weeds, pine needles, thatch, plant trimmings, small amounts of sod, and branches less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length.
Holiday trees are accepted under 6 foot in length if they are placed next to the garbage or yard debris cart. If the tree is over 6 feet it needs to be cut into 4 foot lengths. There is an extra charge for Christmas Tree Collection if you are not a Yard Debris customer.
Yard and Food Waste are collected weekly from subscribers from March through November and monthly on the first pick up day of the month, days 1 - 7 in December, January and February.
Extra Yard Trimmings|
There is a charge for additional yard trimmings that are not inside the cart.
* Yard trimmings are not accepted in plastic bags.
Plastic bags are not compostable and cause processing and odor problems at the composting facility.