GO GREEN! Green Waste Recycling
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding El Segundo's residential collection service transition.
Residential customers will receive a GREEN 95-gallon green waste cart. Residents can request up to two (2) additional green waste carts.
Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials, such as food waste, for collection each week on your scheduled EDCO service day and set out by 7 a.m. or the night before.
NEED MORE CARTS? Click here and fill out EDCO's Contact Us form to order more green waste carts.
|Recyclable Green Waste Includes|
Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection cart. Please, NO plastic bags as they are not compostable.
Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:
- No plastic bags.
- No trash or hazardous waste.
- No animal waste.
- No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
- No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.
What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.
Backyard Composting & Grasscycling…Nature's Way to Recycle
EDCO promotes recycling…Naturally! And what could be more natural than to recycle yard waste in a backyard composting bin or reduce waste by “grasscycling” lawn trimmings?
Composting is the natural decomposition of organic material into a soil product. Homeowners who compost their own yard waste (hedge trimmings, flowers, grass, leaves, etc.) and certain kitchen scraps such as fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, and eggshells, can produce their own soil amendment or mulch for use in their yard or garden. Compost-amended soil provides a more nurturing medium for plants, therefore, creating healthier landscaping that will be more resistant to disease and infestation.
Grasscycling is simply the practice of leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly and return valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen, back into the soil. For best results, follow these simple guidelines:
- Mow your lawn when the grass is dry.
- Keep the blade of your lawn mower sharp.
- Follow the “1/3 Rule:” cut your lawn frequently enough so that not more than 1/3 of the grass blade length is trimmed each time you mow.
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