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Yard Waste and Compost

Yard waste recycling is the unsung hero of recycling programs. Putting waste into your green bin at home or work is a great way to divert waste from the landfill.

Find out more about your green yard waste bin, composting and other organics recycling in this section.

If you have a home, yard, or garden, chances are you have a green waste bin. If so, you are part of a system that recycles yard waste into mulch, keeping all the nutrients out of the landfill. And if you generate yard waste but don't have a green bin, what are you waiting for?

Find out all the details about Yard Waste Recycling and your Green bin!

Yard Waste is just the beginning!

This section also includes other organic wastes. Essentially, if it was once a tree or other plant, there are better ways to dispose of it than sending it to the landfill. This section will show you how.

It starts with your Green Bin, and it ends with our great Mulch Program.

Backyard Composting

Composting at home takes waste reduction to the next level. If you're interested in composting, take a look at these pages:

You'll also find lots of helpful info in our newly updated how-to guide, Composting ABC's, available for download in English or Spanish.

What about other types of organics?

Some local municipalities have other organics recycling programs. In the Santa Ynez Valley you can check out our Horse Manure Composting Program. In the City of Santa Barbara, check out their commercial food waste collection.

What is in the Yard Waste Section?

A complete list of pages can be found below. Use the links to navigate, or use the search box to find other items.

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