Composting 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.
  • Collection Schedule:

Yard and food waste are collected weekly from subscribers from March – November and monthly and on the first pick up day of the month of December February.

Extra Yard Trimmings

There is a charge for additional yard trimmings that are not inside the cart.

  • Paper yard bags (available at home and garden stores), or
  • 32-gal cans with handles & lids (65 lb limit) labeled “Yard” or
  • Bundles tied with sisal twine (4’x2′ limit)
  • Extra carts are available for a fee.

* Yard trimmings are not accepted in plastic bags.