Dispose of Plants and Flowers Right

Cut flowers are beautiful and brighten up a room. When the flowers are past their prime, don't place them in the trash. Small amounts of plants and flowers can be composted in your own backyard. The District encourages backyard composting and offers seminars and bins for sale.



Big Hearted Blooms accepts donations of used flowers plus small vases and jars to make new arrangements. The arrangements are given to people in care facilities. See details.


The Hudson Garden Club holds a plant exchange twice a year. The event is open to the general public. See details


Can you brighten someone's day with flowers? Consider other options for donating unwanted plants and flowers. Gardening Know How offers ideas on making a garden donation or check out a site like www.PlantSwap.org to find suggestions near you.


Floral Foam, Accessories and Decorations
The green floral foam used in some flower arrangements is not recyclable or compostable. It must be disposed in the garbage. Plastic tags, stakes, decorations, ribbons and other inorganic materials should be thrown away.

Plastic Flower Pots

Empty plastic flower pots, packs and flats should be reused, recycled at a drop-off, or placed in the trash for disposal. See more about flower pots.

Yard Waste Facilites

There is no county-operated landfill or yard waste facility. Large amounts of yard waste, including wood, leaves, brush, logs and dirt, can be hauled to a local compost or yard waste facility. Prices and specifications are determined by the facility.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.