Yard Waste

Save money and save space in landfills by recycling or composting it. You can manage debris and waste from yard and lawn care in one of these three ways:

  • Use curbside pick-up.
  • Deliver your yard waste to a designated facility.
  • Compost your yard waste.

Yard Care Tips

Native Plant Gardening

Landscaping with plants that are native to the Pacific Northwest is great for your garden and the environment. Once they are established, native plants are extremely easy to maintain. They are drought and pest resistant, and therefore require fewer chemicals and water. Native plants also provide food and shelter for wildlife and prevent erosion by anchoring the soil with their roots. For more information on using native plants, visit the Washington Native Plant Society.

Lawn Maintenance

Lawns are healthiest when mowed at a height of 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches, and when clippings are left on the lawn. Leaving lawn clippings, or mulch, on the lawn reduces weed problems, moderates soil temperature, and retains moisture. Mulch also helps maintain good soil structure and minimizes erosion by protecting the soil surface. 

For more information on lawn maintenance, see the lawn-mowing brochure (PDF).

Yard Waste Disposal Options

  1. Curbside Pickup
  2. Designated Facility Drop-off
  3. Home Composting
  4. Yard Waste Burning

Customers of Sanitary Service Company (SSC) and Nooksack Valley Disposal can arrange to have yard debris picked up with your regular recycling and garbage service. Yard debris that is picked up curbside is turned into compost by a local composting facility.