Yardwaste and Composting
What is yard waste?
Yard waste is organic material that can be broken down by oxidation and includes leaves, twigs and branches, grass clippings and other organic materials such as flowers, weeds and garden plants.
Yard waste DOES NOT INCLUDE sod, pet waste, braches over 6 inches in diameter, stumps over 50 lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, trash.
What happens to yard waste?
Yard waste collected by Mister Rubbish or the City’s leaf vacuum is shipped to Tuthill Farms & Composting in South Lyon. Materials are ground and processed into compost and used as farm fertilizer or made available to the public.
Why compost yard waste?
Composting yard waste diverts the materials away from landfills, which are becoming short in supply. It also eliminates the need for yard waste burning. This promotes a cleaner, healthier environment. Composted yard waste is an effective fertilizer and suppresses plant disease, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It also aerates the soil, acting as an anti-erosion agent.