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Recycle graphic Recycle Yard WastesLandscape maintenance activities -- mowing, raking, pruning -- generate yard waste that you can return to the soil, recycling valuable nutrients. In addition, composting and reusing yard wastes reduces impact on landfills. In fact, it is illegal to dispose of yard wastes in landfills.

However, be careful to properly dispose of plant material when removing or trimming invasive plants to avoid their spread. Don't dispose of invasive plants in uncontrolled dump sites or where they could be recycled as mulch. Small amounts can be included with household waste if buried in a landfill or burned. If composting on-site, watch for reproduction and re-compost if necessary.

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