Yard Waste Alternative ways to recycle Green Waste Bin Place only acceptable materials in green waste containers. Large quantities of green waste can be dropped off at the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill for a disposal fee (see below). Acceptable Materials for Green Containers: – Leaves – Grass Clippings – Weeds – Prunings (less than 2″ in diameter and 2′ in length) Unacceptable Materials for Green Containers: – Palm Fronds – Animal Waste – Any Construction Material, e.g. Lumber, Drywall, Carpet, etc. – Christmas Trees (whole) – Concrete, Dirt, or Rocks – Food Waste – Household Garbage – Treated or Painted Wood (woodchips or tanbark) Green Waste Drop-Off Fee: $36.50 per Ton OR $14.00 per Yard Applies to separated loads of greenwaste, including: grass clippings, leaves and brush and tree limbs 1 inch in diameter or less. Bamboo, palm, and cattails are considered normal garbage and will be charged at that rate. 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.