When yard waste (leaves, branches and grass clippings) is buried in the landfill, it doesn't turn into soil or compost because there's no oxygen. Instead, it creates nasty stuff like liquid leachate and methane, which contributes to climate change. By composting, this material is kept out of the landfill and given a second life as compost that can be used in gardens, yards and farms.
To help residents divert organic yard waste from the landfill the Town offers several options for various types of yard waste.
For dealing with extra yard waste, the Town has made changes that are more efficient and at the same time more convenient for residents, especially during spring and fall clean up.