Yard trim is grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush, and branches (see below for lists acceptable and unacceptable materials). Harford County processes yard trim into mulch and compost year round, which is available for purchase while quantities last. Harford County residents may also self-load up to the equivalent of three (3) 30-gallon containers of mulch and/or compost, when available, at no cost. For more information on mulch and compost, including availability, visit the Mulch and Compost Facility page under Harford Waste Disposal Center.
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
YARD TRIM WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED IN PLASTIC BAGS
Plastic bags are difficult and costly to remove from yard trim as we process it into mulch and compost. Eliminating plastic bags for drop-off will help us make better products, save taxpayers’ money and protect our environment.
Yard trim can be dropped off loose, in bundles, in paper bags or cardboard boxes, or emptied from reusable containers such as trash cans, totes, or plastic bags. For customers with curbside pickup, please contact your hauler as their requirements may vary.