Residents Encouraged to Utilize Local Resources to Recycle Green Waste

With Earth Day, April 22, on the minds of Americans, the focus is on earth-friendly practices. According to an EPA report, there are 35.4BT of yard trimmings in the U.S. each year. Let’s all minimize yard waste in landfills: recycle & reuse yard trimmings. 

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Cities offer green waste recycling program. Additionally, Living Earth® offers 10 conveniently located facilities across DFW that accept clean green waste, which is recycled to produce organic mulch and compost. Visit to find a DFW recycling facility (located in Arlington. Aubrey/Celina, Dallas, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Plano and Rockwall).

reuse green waste

Leaves, grass clippings and brush can be beneficially reused in yards in a variety of ways, including:

  • Grass-cycle – When trimmed correctly, grass clippings can fertilize lawns. Instead of bagging, let clippings fall beneath the grass where they will decompose quickly, adding nutrients back into your soil.
  • Composting – The most important tip for composting? Get the ratio right. The three ingredients are greens, browns and water. For greens, use grass clippings, flowers, leaves, etc. For browns, use twigs, dead leaves, cardboard and sawdust.
  • Mulching – Fallen leaves won’t harm lawns. If chopped with a mulching mower, decomposing leaves will also feed the lawn.
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Save valuable resources.

Diverting yard trimmings from landfills helps save valuable natural resources. Whether reused, recycled or both, yard trimming disposal can make a difference.

Living Earth® specializes in both retail and wholesale customers, including home gardeners, landscape architects, contractors and municipalities. Everyone is welcome.

Living Earth® is a proud member of the U.S. Composting Council, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association, International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association and more.