Green Waste

What is green waste?

Green Waste is unprocessed or processed vegetative material that contains any of the following or a mixture thereof: stems, leaves, culls, discarded fruits and vegetables, grass clippings, weeds, yard trimmings, wood, vines, hulls, bark, branches, logs and stumps, home garden/field/vineyard/grove/orchard residues, duff, mulch, and other miscellaneous plant materials. Green waste also includes compost, unless the material is composted in accordance with CalRecycle’s requirements for composting, which ensures complete pathogen kill and eliminates pest risk.