Summer is here. Save yourself some time and energy this growing season by Grasscycling, which is the process of leaving your grass clippings on your lawn after mowing. Grasscycling makes mowing quicker and easier and is the natural way to return nutrients back to your lawn.
More than one-third of Denver’s household trash is composed of yard debris and grass clippings, with grass clippings consistently being one of the most wasted materials from April to September. By Grasscycling, you can help stop this material from ending up in landfills and have a real impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Give Grasscycling a try this summer and see what you think!
TIPS FOR HOW TO GRASSCYCLE SUCCESSFULLY:
If you hire a landscaper to mow, be sure to ask them to adopt Grasscycling methods when mowing your lawn.
Visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles for more information about Grasscycling and other resources for reducing your waste.
Did you know that Denver only diverts 20% of its solid waste from the landfill? We are HALF the national average! Cities like Austin, Charlotte and Salt Lake City are diverting twice as much as Denver! In 2016 Denver residents landfilled 192,000 tons of materials but at least 75% of those materials could have been recycled or composted (Denver Recycles estimate). Download the PDF to learn more about what you can do to help Denver become a Zero Waste City.
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