Residential Curbside Compost and Yard Waste

Residential Curbside Compost and Yard Waste2023-01-11T17:17:31-08:00

What Can Go In Your Compost and Yard Waste Bin

Some of your trash items can be recycled, composted, or donated and repurposed.

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Residential Curbside Compost and Yard Waste FAQs

Answers to your frequently asked questions about residential composting and yard waste services.

What if a holiday falls within my service week?2022-12-08T10:33:59-08:00

Your service day becomes one day late for the remainder of the week. For example, if a holiday falls on a Tuesday and your normal service day is Wednesday, then your new service day for the week is Thursday.

What if it snows or is too icy for pickup?2022-12-19T14:15:03-08:00
  1. During inclement weather we make all efforts to pick up as conditions safely allow.
  2. Place your garbage and recycle at the curb by 6:00am, on your regular scheduled day.
  3. If you cannot safely get your cans to the curb, please double up for the following week.
  4. If the garbage is not collected by 4:00 pm,  remove it from the curb, and set it out the following week.
  5. Recycle and Yard Waste rotate weeks and the schedule remains the same throughout the year.  During inclement weather and a missed pick up occurs, please refer to the pickup schedule calendar for your next regular or recycle or yard waste collection day.  This schedule does not change.
Is there a weight limit?2022-12-08T10:35:23-08:00

Yes. Your compost and yard waste bin should not exceed 200 lbs. You can receive an extra bin if one is necessary. You can even receive one on a temporary basis (for example, during spring or fall).

What are the “three simple steps” for compost collection?2022-10-25T12:51:19-07:00
  1. Keep a kitchen bin in a handy place for easy food collection and empty it in your green compost bin.
  2. Gather yard waste (for example, leaves, branches, and grass clippings) in your compost bin.
  3. Place your bin at your curb by 6:00 am on your service day.
What can I put it in my compost and yard waste bin?2022-10-25T12:51:29-07:00

The following are common items that you can place in your compost and yard waste bin:

  • Food scraps
  • Yard waste (for example, leaves, branches, and grass clippings)
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Coffee filters
  • Pizza boxes
What I should leave out of my compost and yard waste bin?2022-10-25T12:52:09-07:00

Please avoid placing any of the following items in your compost and yard waste bin:

  • Plastic
  • Shiny paper
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Pet waste
  • Produce stickers
  • Noxious weeds
  • Plastics, containers, and utensils
What if I have more yard waste than can fit in my bin?2022-10-25T12:52:14-07:00

You can order extra bins. If your yard waste is oversized, you can take it to the transfer station to be composted as well.

Can I get an extra yard waste can during spring and fall months?2022-10-25T12:53:40-07:00

Yes. You can order extra bins if needed.

Can I put shredded paper in my yard waste?2022-10-25T12:53:34-07:00

Yes. You can also place it in a paper bag so that it does not blow out when we dump your bin.

Can I put sod in my yard waste bin?2022-10-25T12:53:29-07:00

No. Sod does not require composting and it only adds to the overall weight of your bin. Excessively heavy bins are too much for our drivers and trucks to manage.

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