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 YARD WASTE COLLECTION

 

Plymouth Township collects  YARD WASTE on every Wednesday throughout the year. This program is in addition to your regular trash pick-up and recycle day.

Every year hundreds of tons of recyclable yard waste is thrown into the waste stream, costing the township $65.00 for every ton. In our continued effort to "go green" we have implemented this new program to validate our commitment to help the environment and save tax dollars in the process. 

Residents who have yard waste please put it out before 6:00 AM every Wednesday to be collected. Plymouth Township will collect every Wednesday annually, no need to call. 

Collection will be in a designated trash truck for yard waste. Remember, all of our trash trucks look the same so rest assured that each one will be designated for a particular waste material. 

  WHAT IS YARD WASTE? 

Yard waste is grass clippings, twigs/shrub trimmings and prunings, leaves, and garden waste, (pinecones, weeds, dead plants). 

Rocks, dirt and logs are not considered yard waste! 

  HOW DO I PREPARE MY YARD WASTE FOR COLLECTION? 

Yard waste MUST be placed in biodegradable brown paper bags or in a designated Yard Waste container (trash can).NO PLASTIC BAGS!All material not prepared properly will not be collected.  

YARD WASTE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED IN THE BLUE RECYCLE CONTAINER. 

Biodegradable brown yard waste bags can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes and some grocery stores.

GRASS - JUST CUT IT AND LEAVE IT! 

As a Plymouth Township resident, you already help reduce the amount of waste you generate by recycling paper, glass, cans and plastics. 

But there's another common home waste that you can also easily recycle: the clippings you generate every time you cut your lawn. Just "Cut It and Leave It".

Grass clippings are a major part of Plymouth Township's municipal solid waste stream during the summer months.Like other highly recyclable materials– such as paper, glass., aluminum and plastic – recycling grass clippings can help reduce the amount of waste going to the Resource Recovery Facility.   

During the summer months grass can account for as much as 50% of the Yard Waste Collection.This takes unnecessary manpower and money to collect.A 5,000 square foot lawn will generate at least a ton of grass per season. 

What can you do to help? 

It's really simple. Just leave the clippings on the lawn when you mow it. Grass clippings provide a natural, healthy fertilizer for a growing lawn. 

 What about thatch? 

Don't worry about the clippings contributing to thatch problems.Lawn experts agree that lawn clippings do not create thatch in lawns.Thatch is formed by the accumulation of dead roots and stems. 

What could be easier that cutting your lawn and not bagging the clippings?  You'll save time because you won't have to stop and empty a lawn mower bag, you'll avoid trips to the can or bag, and you'll avoid carrying the clippings to the curb. 

 You'll save money because you won't have to buy extra trash bags.You can also spend less on fertilizer since clippings left on the lawn recycle nutrients back into the soil. 

  SO REMEMBER, JUST CUT IT AND LEAVE IT!