Leaf season is upon us. Do you know the best way to dispose of your yard waste, to keep your lawn and the environment green?
Many people do not realize that yard waste collection is considered a form of recycling. This can be confusing because vegetation is not picked up with your single-stream recyclables. Instead, brush, branches, grass clippings and tree limbs are collected separately and taken to a special facility, where over time, these materials organically become a new product called compost.
How can you assure that the yard debris on your lawn is properly disposed of? The first step is to define the list of all accepted yard debris items accepted at your curb and to ensure the correct preparation of your yard waste for pick-up.
Another accepted method of collection is the use of paper and plastic bags that are certified compostable. These can be purchased at most home improvement stores. The Solid Waste and Recycling Division has a limited supply of these paper bags now. Call the office at 904-825-1049, ext. 2 to make arrangements for pickup. Limit 10 bags per customer.
The most preferred and green-minded method of collecting your yard clippings, leaves, and small branches is loose in a container(s) that can be lifted under 50 pounds and dumped into our truck.