Organized Trash Equals an Organized Life

Keeping our watersheds clean begins with what we are doing with our waste. The amount of trash that we accrue could be overwhelming, but that’s only because you don’t know how to organize it!

Yard Waste: Landscaping leads to yard waste! Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, brush, live holiday trees, clippings from trees and bushes, plants, flowers, and potting soil.  There are several ways to get rid of yard waste from recycling to choosing the right yard waste removal service! Your waste services usually provide a list of options for when it comes to handling yard waste so take some time to study up!

Compost: Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your yard! This development recycles numerous organic materials that would otherwise be waste products and creates a soil conditioner. Composting creates a natural fertilizer that replaces harmful chemical fertilizers and contributes to healthier gardens. It also reduces the amount of organic waste in landfills which release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Learn more on how you can get started on composting today!

Recycling: Recycling helps reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals, prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and saves energy!

When it comes to recycling remember these three rules:

  • Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard
  • Keep food and liquid out of your recycling.
  • No loose plastic bags and no bagged recyclables.

To learn more about what materials can be recycled, click here!

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