Solid Waste Management Department


When it comes to Yard Trimmings, You have options! Visit each tab for more information...

Grasscycling | Compostable Bags | Composting

Nutrients... good for you soil!

Recycling organic waste produced in our consumption of goods is the process called composting. By Composting, valuable organic material is returned to the soil. Composting in the participation in Nature's Cycle, and also reduces the amount of garbage that is sent to landfills. Composting not only reduces waste, but also benefit your yard and the environment with healthier soil, less need for water and fertilizer, and reduced erosion, runoff, and pollution.

What can be Composted?

  • Yard Trimmings (plants, flowers, small tree waste)
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Vegtetable and Fruit scraps
  • Tea Leaves
  • Wood Chips
  • Paper - shredded newspaper and white paper. ( No Ink or dyes)

What to Avoid (with your backyard Compost)

  • Meats, Fish, Poultry
  • Food Sauces
  • Fats, Grease, Oils
  • Feces
  • Invasive Weeds
  • Treated Wood
  • Ashes and Charcoal
  • Non-Organic Materials ( Plastics, Metals, Glass)

Common Composting Questions and Answers

Composting Links
How to Compost - for all levels of people interested in composting. U.S. Composting Council - promotes the composting industry including research and education.
Texas Cooperative Extension Solid and Hazardous Waste Managment Initiative Team - Information on the process of composting.