Landscaping / Organics

  • Use a mulching mower or retrofit your mower to leave grass clippings on the lawn (grasscycling).
  • Compost grass clippings and leaves or ask your landscaper to send trimmings to a composting facility (check with recycling coordinator about any composting requirements).
  • Use compost as a topsoil amendment or request that your landscaper use it.
  • Choose a landscape design that needs low maintenance and generates little waste (e.g., perennials, slow growing shrubs).
  • Buy a chipper and turn tree and shrub clippings into mulch.