The How and Why of Yardwaste Recycling
The garbage collectors don’t pick up grass at the curb anymore. By not bagging grass clippings, you make less garbage to throw away. Sometimes we call it Grass-cycling. When you leave the cut grass on the lawn, they actually feed the lawn so you don’t need to use chemical fertilizers which are bad for the environment. Fertilizers also go down into the groundwater and the aquifer, just like the oil you read about before.
The other part of yardwaste: branches, leaves and prunings are taken to a compost site in Pennsylvania. Compost is a dirt-like material made from a natural process where leaves, branches and grass decompose in long piles called windrows. You can use compost in flower and vegetable gardens. It is full of nutrients and helps your plants grow