Green waste recycling is fresh or biodegradable waste material including grass, leaves, plants and tree trimmings that can be diverted from landfills for recycling. This method is best used to produce compost for use on gardens, lawns, erosion control projects and agricultural crops. Compost provides value as a fertilizer and improves soil structure. Food waste is a separate subset that can be included in this group.
Grinding Reduces Green House Emissions
Every year, millions of tons of green waste is disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled as mulch or compost. Landfilling green waste shortens the life of landfills and contributes to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. To help alleviate GHG emissions, many regions have green waste recycling mandates to keep organic material out of landfills to help reduce GHG emissions.