ID

426-716 (HORT-243NP)

Authors as Published

Diane Relf, Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture, Virginia Tech, Reviewed by John Freeborn, Assistant Master Gardener Coordinator, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

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Virginia is rapidly running out of landfill space. Fifteen to twenty percent of solid waste sent to landfills is comprised of leaves, grass clippings, and other yard wastes. Gardeners can plan their landscapes to produce less yard waste and use what is produced around their homes to enhance yards, gardens, and soil. Following are steps gardeners can take towards landscaping for less in the landfill. They are all effective ways of reducing the amount of solid waste in our landfills, thereby also reducing the amount, of tax dollars spent for the landfills.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

June 1, 2017