In Wisconsin, we
banned yard materials from landfills in the early 1990's and most communities
encouraged "leave it on the lawn" for grass clippings, and home composting for
leaves, garden residues and food scraps. There were lots of TV ads, articles in
newspapers, demonstrations, booths at spring garden expos, brochures, etc.
I will send out a
note to a Wisconsin email list to ask folks to send things to you if they still
have them around.
My own city stopped
collecting grass clippings in the summer years ago.
To support NYC discussions,
looking for examples of effective ‘leave it on the lawn’
policies/regulations/programs for grass clippings (and not just landfill
And, curious if anyone’s
experimented with (or considering) paint takeback programs with hardware and
paint stores….(and not just HHW/special waste drop-off or collection
Thanks for any