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Green Waste Recycling

Place loose green waste materials in the green green waste cart. Set cart out for collection on your new collection day. DO NOT BAG YOUR GREEN WASTE. Please make sure the lid is closed and the opening faces the street.

Acceptable Materials for Green Waste Cart:

  • Grass
  • Weeds
  • Green plants
  • Tree limbs
  • Wood chips
  • Dead plants
  • Brush
  • Garden trimmings
  • Leaves

Non-Acceptable Materials for Green Waste Cart:

  • Branches more than 5 feet in length, more than 6 inches in diameter or weighing more than 50 lbs.
  • Tree stumps
  • Bamboo
  • Soil
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Plastic bags
  • Animal waste
  • Palm tree branches
  • Yucca plants
  • Ice plants
  • Painted wood
  • Treated wood

Composting
Compost your food scraps and yard trimmings to make your garden grow! For more information, visit www.ciwmb.ca.gov/organics/homecompost/.

Green Waste Recycling Exemption Application
Residents meeting specific criteria may be elligible for a Green Waste Recycling Exemption through the City of Chico. Click here for more information about the program.