Residential Services

Green Waste

Holiday Recycling

Click here for Christmas tree recycling and holiday recycling tips.

Residents can recycle Christmas trees by placing them inside your green waste cart on your regular collection day from December 26, 2020, through January 8, 2021. Trees over four feet should be cut in half for collection.

Collection:
Residential customers will receive a GREEN 95-gallon green waste cart or a smaller size for residents with space or storage constraints. Please note that up to two additional green yard waste carts are available at no additional cost. Residents requiring a fourth ninety-five-gallon cart or more may request additional green waste carts for a nominal monthly fee.

Residents may also place out tied bundles at no additional cost. Bundles must be tied securely with string or twine and be less than 4 feet long and less than 18 inches in diameter.

Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled EDCO service day and set out by 6 a.m.

96-Gallon Cart

appx. 35.75" x 29.75" x 43.25"

64-Gallon Cart

appx. 31.75" x 24.25" x 41.75"

32-Gallon Cart

appx. 24.25" x 19.75" x 37.50"

NEED MORE CARTS? Click here and fill out EDCO’s Contact Us form to order more green-waste carts.

Recyclable Green Waste Includes
  • grass clippings
  • brush
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches
  • leaves
  • palm fronds
  • ice plant (in small amounts only due to weight)
  • ivy
  • floral decorations
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Christmas trees (flocked trees are OK)
  • untreated and non-lead based painted wood

Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection cart. NO plastic bags, please.


Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:

  • No plastic bags.
  • No kitchen scraps, fruit, trash or hazardous waste.
  • No animal waste.
  • No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
  • No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.

What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.

Backyard Composting & Grasscycling…Nature’s Way to Recycle
EDCO promotes recycling…Naturally! And what could be more natural than to recycle yard waste in a backyard composting bin or reduce waste by “grasscycling” lawn trimmings?

Items to compostComposting is the natural decomposition of organic material into a soil product. Homeowners who compost their own yard waste (hedge trimmings, flowers, grass, leaves, etc.) and certain kitchen scraps such as fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds and egg shells, can produce their own soil amendment or mulch for use in their yard or garden. Compost-amended soil provides a more nurturing medium for plants, therefore, creating healthier landscaping that will be more resistant to disease and infestation.

Man mowing grass

Grasscycling is simply the practice of leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly and return valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen, back into the soil. For best results, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Mow your lawn when the grass is dry.
  • Keep the blade of your lawn mower sharp.
  • Follow the “1/3 Rule:” cut your lawn frequently enough so that not more than 1/3 of the grass blade length is trimmed each time you mow.

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