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Grass, Leaves, & Light Garden Residue

Defined: grass clippings, leaves, garden residue and weeds. Does not include tree branches, limbs, twigs or shrubbery.


Composting is the microbial process that converts plant materials into a rich soil conditioner or mulch as a natural way of recycling. Finished or cured compost is excellent for vegetable gardens and flowerbeds. It aids in moisture retention and adds organic matter to the soil.

To reduce yard waste, keep grass clippings and leaves on the lawn through a mulching or similar process. Build your own backyard composting pile. To create a compost pile simply collect yard waste in a convenient spot, keep the pile damp, and turn it occasionally to speed up the decomposition process.

Disposal Options


Brown County Landfill
  • Accepting grass, leaves and light garden residue year round FREE Disposal
  • All containers must be emptied


Container Sites (Aberdeen)
  • Rural Fire Station (S 5th St) Brown County Fairgrounds (24th Ave NW)All containers must be emptiedNo plastic bags or boxes allowed in yard waste containersPlastic bags & boxes may be disposed of in separate container
  • During Fall season, leaves may be stockpiled on ground at
            Fairgrounds container site. Designated location available.