Dispose of Yard Waste Right

Small amounts of yard waste and organics can be composted in your own backyard. The District encourages backyard composting and offers seminars and bins for sale. Some city service departments offer a yard waste collection service for residents. Contact your city service department for details.


Do you compost at home? Each year, the Solid Waste District measures the number of households in the county that have backyard composting. Consider completing our composting survey for 2023; the deadline to respond is February 16, 2024. Survey respondents will be entered in a drawing to receive a free GeoBin.


Yard Waste Tips

  • Do not line paper yard waste bags with plastic bags.
  • Keep the debris out. Only include grass clippings, leaves and brush.
  • NO rocks, sod, soil, gravel, roots and logs in yard waste bags or bins.
  • NO plastic edging, fertilizer bags or product packaging, trash and other debris in yard waste bags or bins.
  • NO flower pots. Empty plastic flower pots, packs and flats should be reused or placed in the trash for disposal. See more about flower pots.
  • NO hoses, rakes and other yard tools in yard waste bags or bins.

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.