Yard waste includes grass, leaves, and tree and brush trimmings. By weight, grass is the biggest component of yard waste, averaging half of all yard waste. Leaves and brush each provide one quarter. By volume, leaves are the biggest component.
Yard waste is the largest single component of generated municipal solid waste by weight but is a relatively small component of landfills by volume.
Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms into a humus-like product. Waste and carbon dioxide dissipate into the atmosphere. Up to 50 percent of the volume and 25 percent of the weight are lost through composting. This is how, at AgRecycle, we process landscape waste and turn it into compost.
At AgRecycle, we accept landscape waste from municipalities, landscapers, tree-trimming companies and more. Our tipping fees are less expensive than at the landfills and you can have peace of mind knowing that your organic matter is getting recycled — not just being dumped in a landfill.
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