The 2003 amendment, which entered into force on 20 June 2003, replaced „yard waste; “ Definitions“ for „Definition“ in the section header; „Sections 14-49-1 to 14-49-7 New Mexico Statutes Annotated, 1953 Compilation“ was replaced in the chapeau with „Chapter 3, Article 48 NMSA 1978“; added the designation to subsection A; and subsection B. This website contains material specific information on cutting on the farm. Garden waste is grass, grass clippings, bushes, shrubs and clippings of bushes and shrubs. They come from residential, commercial/retail, institutional or industrial sources in connection with the maintenance of courtyards or other private or public land. Garden waste contains no two elements: In 1995, Michigan banned yard waste from going to landfill. Before the ban, yard waste accounted for 20 to 25 percent of Michigan`s waste. Although restrictions on the disposal of farms must be in effect for all jurisdictions by September 1, 1996, the law encourages any city, county, or waste management authority to take the initiative to impose such restrictions by September 1, 1996. 2. The disposal of garden waste is prohibited in certain landfills. These landfills include: a) construction, renovation and demolition waste, which are exempt from the definition of „municipal solid waste“ in § 62.15410. (a) Unless authorised by the Agency, a person may not dispose of garden waste in the metropolitan area after 1 January 1990 and outside the metropolitan area after 1 January 1992: the total amount of garden-sized material in municipal waste incinerated in 2018 was 2.6 million tonnes. This corresponds to 7.4% of all municipal waste incinerated with energy recovery this year. Although it is recommended that the removal of debris (trees, stumps, branches, etc.) be treated in the same way as yard waste, it is important to note that these materials are not legally considered garden pruning and are therefore not prohibited by landfills.

Garden waste, defined by state laws, includes grass clippings, garden vegetation, dirt-free lawn, twigs (less than 2 inches in diameter), leaves, etc. All yard waste must go in a brown paper garbage bag or garbage can marked with a „yard waste“ sticker. Please refer to collection and preparation for your municipality`s yard waste specifications. In the past, most yard waste was landfilled or incinerated. Given that agricultural waste can account for up to 15% of waste that ends up in landfills and that the Waste Management Act sets a target of reducing disposal by 25%, the management of agricultural waste by means other than landfilling is crucial. It should be noted that the approximately 22.3 million tonnes recovered for composting in 2018 do not include agricultural waste that is recovered for direct disposal and then applied to the land. It should also be noted that these recovery estimates do not take into account home composting by individuals. In O.C.G.A. 12-8-21. (g) The intention of the legislator for the management of agricultural pruning is explained as follows: „The General Assembly also intends to establish a reference framework for the State and all counties, municipal agencies and State waste management authorities with regard to agricultural waste management. The productivity of Georgian soils requires that the way nature recycles plant materials is respected and monitored, and that these important building materials are no longer wasted by burying them in landfills, but returned to the ground. The General Assembly therefore adopts and recommends the following hierarchy for the treatment of agricultural waste: In order to promote the reuse of agricultural waste and maintain the capacity of landfills, the O.C.G.A.

12-8-40.2 established restrictions on the disposal of this waste in certain landfills. The Act defines yard waste as O.C.G.A. 12-8-22. (42) – `Yard pruning: leaves, brushes, grass clippings, shavings of shrubs and trees, discarded Christmas trees, vegetative remains of nurseries and greenhouses and vegetative substances from the development and maintenance of landscaping other than mining, agriculture and forestry.` `waste` means waste, discarded or wasted food, offal, dishwashing potions, carrion, ashes, dirt, waste, waste paper, garbage, waste or hygiene waste Equipment of any kind; (e) residents of a first-class city who currently enter into yard waste collection contracts are exempt from the application of clause (c) until January 1, 2013 if the city implements a city-wide compostable collection program with sustainable carts separate from the source, on that date. 1. Agricultural waste shall be separated from all municipal solid waste in order to facilitate collection and final treatment. The EPA analyzed information from government composting programs to calculate pruning composting. This analysis resulted in an estimated 22.3 million tons of composted pruning waste or mulched wood in 2018 with a composting rate of 63%. State-reported composting tonnages may vary annually depending on the amount of storm debris composted. c) Effective January 1, 2010, an individual shall not place yard waste or compostable materials from a metropolitan county in a plastic bag delivered to a transfer station or composting facility unless the bag meets all the specifications of the ASTM Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics (D6400). For the purposes of this paragraph, „metropolitan county“ has the meaning given to it in section 473.121, subdivision 4, and „ASTM“ has the meaning given to it in section 296A.01, subdivision 6.

B. „Garden waste“ means pruning, lawn mowing, garden cleaning, fallen trees, branches, burns and pine needles. (d) A person who immediately empties a plastic bag containing yard waste or compostable material separated from the source and delivered to a transfer point or composting facility and removes the plastic bag from the transfer point or composting facility shall be exempt from point (c). Please read the EPO methodological document for more information on estimating production and management for pruning. Garden pruning includes grass, leaves, and tree and brush cutting from residential, institutional and commercial sources. This website is a brief summary of data specific to yard pruning in municipal waste (DSM). For more information, see the 2018 data tables on Promoting Sustainable Materials Management: Report on Facts and Figures.