The Green Waste Program is a way that commercial customers and residents can divert
waste from the landfill. The benefits of diverting decomposing green waste include
extending the life of the landfill, reducing leachate and greenhouse gas emissions and
producing valuable products that enrich soil and enhance vegetation growth.

See Landfill Fees for costs. Residential Green Waste and trash may come in on the same
load through the gate, but must be unloaded separately. Green waste must be unloaded
in the green waste area by specific waste type, and trash must be unloaded in the
disposal area.

What is green waste?
The following items will be accepted as green waste:

Clean lumber and pallets

  • Dimensional lumber and pallets okay

Green waste

  • Tree branches
  • Tree limbs and trimmings
  • Brush


  • Tree trunks – cut to 6 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter or smaller

Yard Waste

  • Grass and leaves
  • Garden waste or plant clippings

What will not be accepted? We will not accept the following as green waste:
Bags, containers, fiberboard, food waste, metal, painted wood, plastic, plywood, root
balls, soil, trash, treated wood, trunks larger than 2 feet in diameter (these cannot be
processed as green waste).

Download the Green Waste Flyer.

What other requirements are there? All green waste loads must be clean and unloaded
by waste type (clean lumber and pallets, green waste, logs, and yard waste). No other
trash will be accepted in a load; all mixed loads will go to the landfill.

What happens to my green waste? Green waste is collected, ground up and sent to
Biochar, a local company that produces high-quality biochar.