A program for the composting of yard waste will extend the life of landfills, reduce air pollution due to burning, and create a resource for gardeners, the landscape industry, and municipal grounds staff.
Yard waste drop off locations can be used by residents and the landscape industry. If waste haulers are already in place, then curbside pickup using toters/wheeled carts, paper yard waste bags or bulk pickup can be added as a service. If a toter for pickup is used attach a label illustrating what is allowed in the toter. Many communities also allow tied bundles of branches at a four-foot length to be picked up curbside.