What does that mean?

Organics

The broad category of waste that includes anything biodegradable.

Food Waste

Waste made from food. Food waste can be raw scraps from food preparation or cooked food that was not eaten.

Yard Waste

Any waste that comes out of your yard including brush and branches, leaves, garden waste, grass clippings, and weeds. Not all yard waste can be picked up at your home.

Brush & Branches

Woody stalks from pruning and branches up to 6" in diameter.

Garden Waste

Trimmings from green plants that are not woody. i.e. pruning a tomato plant or Hosta. These items are not collected curbside.

Grass Clippings

Cut blades of grass. These cannot be collected curbside.

Organic materials make up 24% of the waste stream. Organic materials include yard waste (i.e. leaves, grass clippings, and garden debris), brush (woody trimmings and branches under 6" in diameter), and food waste. While some of these items are banned from Wisconsin landfills by State law, all of these items can be kept out of landfills.

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