Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collection for Composting
What is Considered Yard Waste?
Yard-waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.
Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.
What are Considered Acceptable Food Scraps?
Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, egg shells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables
What are NOT Acceptable Food Scraps?
Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam.
LRS allows organic food scraps to be mixed in with yard waste placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags, garbage containers or the LRS yard waste cart. Food scraps are collected with yard waste during yard waste season.
Collection Season and Approved Yard Waste Containers or Bags
Yard waste is collected by LRS on regularly scheduled collection days seasonally from April 1st through the end of November. Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags or open garbage cans not larger than 32 gallon capacity marked with “YW” or “X”.
LRS also offers optional 65-gallon and 95-gallon carts yard waste. These are optional and available for residents to rent for a small fee billed quarterly.
65-gallon yard waste cart = $3.00 per month
95-gallon yard waste cart = $5.00 per month
Brush must be cut to 4 foot lengths and bundled with biodegradable twine or string, not to exceed 50 pounds.