As we head into summer, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax, and enjoy beach days, backyard BBQs, and family bike rides. While you might be in vacation mode, your yard waste habits shouldn’t be! Follow these simple tips to make your yard waste collection a breeze:
Know your collection time
Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash each week. Make sure you have it out before 6 AM on your collection day, as some haulers get started before the sun rises!
When you set your items out for collection, remember to leave three feet between other carts, yard waste bags, and structures (i.e., mailboxes, lawn ornaments, bushes).
Contain it properly
There are a variety of ways you can get your yard waste collected curbside.
Yard waste can be placed in Compost it! bags or store-brand bags with a green Compost It! sticker attached. Or, throw everything in your 96-gallon Compost It! cart and take it to the curb on your regular collection day. Cart service for yard waste is renewed annually.
Know what belongs
Help Metro Waste Authority do something great with your yard waste by keeping the wrong things out of your bags and carts. The Compost It! program accepts small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, and any garden vegetation. Dirt, mulch, rocks, and food waste should be avoided!
Once collected, your lawn and garden debris is turned into Grow Gold compost®, a natural soil enhancer that can be purchased for your next home, garden, or landscaping project.
Learn more about the Compost It! program and what’s accepted by visiting www.WhereItShouldGo.com/YardWaste, or call 515.244.0021.