FIND OUT WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS IN MARYLAND, DC, AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA DO WITH THEIR YARD WASTE
One of the easiest ways to recycle yard waste is to turn it into compost. It’s a great way to give back to the planet and help your yard.
Find more ways below-
SO MANY LEAVES!
“Well, it is fall, afterall,” Emma rhymes.
Shane smiles and rolls his eyes. “Nice rhyme, hon. But seriously, what are we going to do with all the leaves and yard debris?”
Emma shrugs. “I’m not too sure. I don’t know if we can recycle it or if we’ll have to burn it or what.” Shane tsks. “I don’t think we can burn yard debris. We’ll have to think of another way to get rid of it. ”
Shane pulls out his phone. “I’m going to look up how to recycle yard waste on Google. We should be able to find something to do with it. It worked for fall lawn care tips.” He starts looking on Google as Emma reads over his shoulder.
Here is what the couple ends up finding:
3 WAYS TO RECYCLE YARD DEBRIS
You can recycle yard debris by composting it, shredding it into mulch, or seeing if your city has recycling options.
Composting and shredding can help your soil and the planet. You might have to take it to a recycling center if your city doesn’t do yard waste pick up.
Composting turns your yard debris into soil. Not just any soil, either.
This soil is a great additive that can improve drainage, add life to the soil, and even fight plant diseases. It won’t smell either if you do it right. Pile it up 3-5 feet high and wait for it to break down.
Mulching your yard waste is another great way to recycle it and help your yard. It’s as easy as renting a shredder and turn your debris into mulch.
You can spread it in thin layers around the base of plants. Mulch prevents weed growth, retains water, adds nutrients back to the soil, and regulates soil temperature.
Yard waste you recycle usually turns up again as mulch or compost.
Either way, no more yard debris for your home!
“Composting could be a fun little project for us,” Shane points out. “So could mulching! While we’re here, let’s see if there’s anything else we might like to know,” says Emma.