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This program provides a tan container for your yard waste, such as grass clippings, twigs, branches and shrubs.  This program is perfect for households that have weekly landscaping maintenance and/or own large properties.  The additional monthly fee for the Green Organics Collection program will be $5 a month per tan container requested.


Please note: The Green Organics Curbside Collection program will be offered to residents in eligible areas.  Residents with both curbside and alley trash collection are eligible to participate. Find out if your household is part of the Green Organics eligible area.

​Acceptable Green Organics

The following list represents the items that can be placed in your Green Organics container: 

  • Branches
  • Lawn clippings
  • Tree fruit and garden debris
  • Untreated wood 
  • Cactus
  • Large animal manure
  • Creosote
  • Oleander
  • Pyracantha

​Unacceptable items

The following materials SHOULD NOT be placed in the Green Organics container as these materials contaminate the green organics load and make them unusable for mulching and repurposing:

  • Palm fronds
  • Bags
  • Treated and painted wood
  • Blocks and bricks
  • Construction debris
  • Food waste
  • Dirt and rock
  • Pet waste
  • Trash
  • Cups and other fast food containers
  • Hoses
  • Tarps
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Diapers
  • Broken Tools

​Compost M​aster List

​Our new Compost Master List has a lot of helpful tips for your Green Organics container.

Compost Master list

​Compost List (en Espanol)​​​

​Container guidelines

  • To ensure timely collection, containers must be placed curbside before 5:30 a.m. the day of pick up.  ​

  • All containers must be 4 feet apart.

  • City code requires residents to have lids on solid waste containers secured to prevent rain, insects and blowing of garbage or recyclable materials throughout your neighborhood.​​


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