Yard Waste Put in Green Waste cart See Alternatives Green bags will no longer be collected after June 30, 2018. You may opt-in to receive a green waste cart, or look at other options at Defensible Space and Large Clean-ups. Place pine needles, pine cones, grass clippings, branches, twigs, shrubs, and dead wood in your green waste cart. No construction debris, dirt, rocks, plastic bags, food waste, trash, or pet waste. Green waste carts will be serviced every-other-week according to the schedule below. Print out a schedule to keep in your home! Cart use: 1. Place yard waste materials directly into the cart. No bags! 2. Place your cart surbside on your collection day by 6am, with the wheels facing away from the street. The cart must be 3 feet apart from other objects. 3. After service, remove the cart off of the street. Carts cannot be left in town right-of-way. If you’re part of a homeowners association, please consult your HOA on any storage requirements. Compost Yard Waste Adding yard waste to a backyard compost pile diverts organic waste from ending up in a landfill. Find out more. Alternative Ways to Recycle Get a Mulcher, Shredder and Chipper If your household generates large volumes of yard waste, consider buying power tools to transform green waste into mulch: a mulcher, shredder and chipper can get the job done. Did You Know? The Perfect Compost Recipe Can I Make My Compost Pile Break Down Faster? Your compost pile breaks down faster if you mix together the right amounts of green and brown material. Your brown to green ratio is based off of your carbon to nitrogen ratio: 25-30 parts carbon to one part nitrogen is ideal. Keep in mind that food or yard waste all have different C:N ratios (shown here). Don’t get out your calculator for these ratios, instead just eyeball how much you put into the compost pile.