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COMING SOON!
Automated Green Waste Collection

Frommetal can December 4 - 22, 2017, residential customers will receive one GREEN 95-gallon green waste cart. Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled RDS service day.

After the initial new green waste cart is received, and to encourage additional green waste recycling, residents can request up to two more green waste carts at no additional cost. Residents with carts beyond three may request additional green waste carts for a nominal fee.

Click here for more information on RDS's upcoming automated green-waste collection! 

 
     
Recyclable Green Waste Includes
  • grass clippings
  • brush
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches
  • leaves
  • palm fronds
  • ice plant
  • ivy
  • floral decorations
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Christmas trees (flocked trees are OK)
  • untreated and non-lead based painted wood

Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection cart. NO plastic bags, please.


Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:

  • No plastic bags.
  • No kitchen scraps, fruit, trash or hazardous waste.
  • No animal waste.
  • No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
  • No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.

What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.

Backyard Composting & Grasscycling…Nature's Way to Recycle
EDCO promotes recycling…Naturally! And what could be more natural than to recycle yard waste in a backyard composting bin or reduce waste by “grasscycling” lawn trimmings?

Items to compostComposting is the natural decomposition of organic material into a soil product. Homeowners who compost their yard waste (hedge trimmings, flowers, grass, leaves, etc.) and certain kitchen scraps such as fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds and eggshells, can produce their own soil amendment or mulch for use in their yard or garden. Compost-amended soil provides a more nurturing medium for Man mowing grassplants, therefore, creating healthier landscaping that will be more resistant to disease and infestation.

Grasscycling is merely the practice of leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly and return valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen, back into the soil. For best results, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Mow your lawn when the grass is dry.
  • Keep the blade of your lawn mower sharp.
  • Follow the “1/3 Rule:” cut your lawn frequently enough so that not more than 1/3 of the grass blade length is trimmed each time you mow.

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