Yard Waste & Food Scraps
why iconWhen is YARD WASTE collected and can I add FOOD WASTE to the collection cart?

  • Curbside yard waste collection is available for an additional monthly fee and is a very popular service.  All companies supply a collection container and a schedule to those that call and request the service.

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  • Yard waste includes the following:
    • Grass clippings
    • Leaves
    • Weeds
    • Brush
    • Prunings
    • Branches up to 4 inches in diamter and less than 4 feet long
    • NO PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED
  • Yard waste does not include dirt, rocks, sod, pet wastes or pet litter, barbecue ashes or coals, metal, bricks, lumber or treated wood products such as beauty bark.
  • All garbage service customers with yard waste collection service have the option of adding food scraps* into their cart, along with the regular yard waste materials.  It is now acceptable to add the following compostable materials to the collection cart: 
    • Food Scraps, including:
      • Meat, fish and poultry scraps & bones
      • Fruit and vegetables
      • Coffee grounds and teabags
      • Bread products
      • Dairy products
      • Beans, pasta and rice
      • Eggshells and nutshell

* At this time only Sound Disposal customers cannot add the categories of meat, fish and poultry scraps and dairy products to their bin.

    • Food-Soiled Paper, including:
      • Food-soiled paper towels and napkins
      • Uncoated paper plates and cups*
      • Uncoated paper take-out cartons*
      • Shredded paper
      • Paper bags containing food scraps
      • Greasy pizza boxes
      • Waxed cardboard
      • Paper egg & berry cartons
      • Coffee filters

* Uncoated paper does not have a shiny surface

 

NO PLASTICS, METALS, OR PET WASTE ALLOWED IN THE YARD WASTE CART!