Some cities have banned “clean and green” materials from the garbage. Composting organic yard trimmings conserves limited landfill space and produces a valuable resource! This material belongs in your backyard composter or municipal composting facilities, not the garbage. Visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia for drop-off options or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for all options available in your community.

Even better, consider the many benefits of grasscycling and leaf mulching! Grasscycling involves distributing grass clippings as mulch to break down on your lawn. Leaf mulching is the addition of leaves to garden beds which helps protect bare soil from erosion and buffers soil temperatures, protecting plant roots. Mulching adds nutrients and organic matter to your soil increasing water retention and soil fertility. Also, grasscycling and leaf mulching can inhibit weed germination and growth. These practices can reduce the need for fertilizers and topdressing and will save you time and money! Read more about grasscycling.

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