Environmental Waste Services diverts wood waste, such as tree and brush trimmings, from landfill disposal. Chipping or shredding tree limbs and shrubbery trimmings makes excellent mulch for use in planting beds, around trees and shrubs or garden paths.
Yard trimmings should be set at the collection point between the sidewalk and curb in your front yard in a separate, distinct pile from other bulky items. Collection is on the same day as garbage service.
All “clean” brush (not mixed with other bulky waste) is transported to the Wood Recycling Facility, located at the C.M. Hinton, Jr. Regional Landfill site where it is ground into mulch. Residents can also take their own clean brush to the Wood Recycling Facility. The mulch is then made available free of charge to Garland residents.
Compost & Grasscycling
Don’t bag your leaves. Compost them! Compost is one of the best ways to amend your soil for healthy plants and landscaping.
Most importantly, composting keeps organic waste out of the landfill and returns valuable natural fertilizer to the earth. As it adds nutrients to the soil, it improves soil structure and increases the ground’s ability to hold water.
Want to compost but don’t know how? Sign up for a Backyard Compost and Gardening Class.
- Compost 101 is taught twice a year in the spring and fall. You will learn the basics of how to build and maintain a compost pile.
- Check the News and Events link for class announcements and registration
Don’t bag your grass and leaves. Grasscycle! Grasscycling is nature’s way of recycling grass clippings and leaves by leaving them on the lawn when mowing.
- Grass clippings decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients back to the soil
- Grasscycling reduces the amount of yard trimmings disposed of in landfills
- Grasscycling reduces watering requirements
- Grasscycling saves time and energy bagging the grass and leaves and setting them at the curb and saves money purchasing bags
- Leaves that are mowed will decompose faster than unshredded leaves