What do I do with…?
Yard & Garden Scraps
What is Yard and Garden waste? Yard and Garden waste is the unwanted organic debris leftover from tending to outside landscaping.
Why is it a problem? Organic matter in a landfill cannot compost, instead it rots and releases harmful gases like methane, which is a greenhouse gas 23-100 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Examples: leaves, cuttings, trimmings, trees, shrubs, grass clippings, whole plants, dead plants, sawdust, soil, potting soil, rocks, branches, logs, weed matting, weeds, dirt
Rock gardens don’t produce organic matter and are easy to upkeep
Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping which uses plants that need little water and require minimal trimming
Use local and native plants that are better suited for the climate and weather patterns, which can reduce maintenance and watering volumes
Grasscycling is where plants are shredded into mulch for use in the garden/yard itself
Composted yard debris is a soil conditioner that improves texture, air circulation and drainage, moderates soil temperature, enhances nutrient and water-holding capacity, decreases erosion, inhibits weed growth, and suppresses some plant pathogens
Recycle (AKA Compost)
Compost collection service options:
Soil Cycle collects plant & flower trimmings as well as vegetative food scraps
Recycling works collects food scraps as well as materials such as wood chippings and sawdust as long as they fit in the curbside bucket
Compost drop-off options:
Garden City Compost accepts all yard debris as well as food scraps and BPI-certified compostables (plates, cups, bags, utensils, etc.)
Cost of $7 a load of any quantity
Missoula Compost Collection
Garden City Compost
1125 Clark Fork Lane
202 Brooks St