Most municipalities collect leaves and yard trimmings through their curbside collection program while others allow a drop-off at a recycling depot. Contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline is one of these municipalities. Some municipalities also supply subsidized backyard composters for their residents. For more information on composting, visit www.cityfarmer.org.
When you mow your lawn, leave the grass clippings on the grass. This is called Grasscycling. Grasscycling reduces water evaporation and returns nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, back into the soil. For more information on composting and grasscycling, visit Metro Vancouver’s website at www.metrovancouver.org and check out their Natural Yard Care Guide.
Recycling Council of BC