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Yard and Garden Waste


Home Recycle Bin

The best way to recycle yard and garden waste is to place it in your green waste bin. Curbside green waste can then be processed as compost. Place twigs, flowers, weeds, roots, leaves, grass, plants, and uncoated/untreated wood chips in your green bin. Check with your city waste hauler if they accept palm fronds in the green waste bin or if they offer Christmas tree pickups as it may vary from city to city.


  • Begin composting at home or through community composting projects
  • DO NOT place pet waste into your green bin. Instead, put it in your trash bin. 
  • Be sure green waste that is placed in your green bin DOES NOT contain glass, metal, aluminum, or painted wood


Composting in Orange County: http://www.oclandfills.com/recycling/compost/composting

Treated wood disposal: http://www.oclandfills.com/about/faq/wood


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