Guide to Home Composting
mowing . . .
Hedge trimming. . .
Weeding. . .
and Raking. . .
These simple chores produce nearly two million tons of yard
waste each year in Pennsylvania. But yard debris does not need
to be dumped in landfills or processed at resource recovery facilities.
Instead, you can practice the 3 Rs of waste management -
Reduce the amount of yard waste you create
through "grasscycling" - leave grass clippings on your
Reuse yard waste by mulching with leaves. Chip woody materials
to use an ornamental mulch or to control weeds.
Recycle yard waste and vegetable scraps by
composting to produce a valuable soil conditioner.