Yard Waste

Alternative ways to recycle
Green Waste

Do not place poison oak in your green waste bin. Poison oak must be disposed of in the curbside garbage cart with the lid completely closed or self-hauled to the Transfer Station. 

Materials accepted in your Green Waste Bin:

  • Grass clippings
  • Brush and prunings
  • Weeds
  • Tree trimmings less than 4 inches in diameter
  • Leaves
  • Vines
  • Garden plants
  • Small pieces of unpainted wood

Unaccepted materials: painted wood, grease or oils, pet waste, plastic nursery pots , plastic bags, soil, poison oak, rocks, bricks, cement, nails and metal of any sort.


Compost Yard Waste

Adding yard waste to a backyard compost pile diverts organic waste from ending up in a landfill. Find out more.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Get a Mulcher, Shredder and Chipper

If your household generates large volumes of yard waste, consider buying power tools to transform green waste into mulch: a mulcher, shredder and chipper can get the job done.

Did You Know?

The Perfect Compost Recipe

Can I Make My Compost Pile Break Down Faster?

Your compost pile breaks down faster if you mix together the right amounts of green and brown material. Your brown to green ratio is based off of your carbon to nitrogen ratio: 25-30 parts carbon to one part nitrogen is ideal. Keep in mind that food or yard waste all have different C:N ratios (shown here). Don’t get out your calculator for these ratios, instead just eyeball how much you put into the compost pile.