Yard Debris and Home Composting

Yard debris collection is included with regular residential garbage service in urban areas of the county. Contact your garbage and recycling company for how to best prepare materials for collection.

Have more yard waste than you can fit in your yard debris container? Consider composting on-site or drop it off at a yard debris recycling site.

Can I Put This in my Yard Debris Cart?


  • Leaves grass clippings
  • leaves
  • flowers
  • weeds
  • yard and garden vegetation
  • shrubs and tree trimmings (under 4 inches in diameter and 36 inches in length)


  • Pots flower pots
  • wood
  • lumber or logs
  • sod
  • stumps
  • concrete or rocks
  • dirt
  • animal waste and cat litter
  • food scraps*

* Residents in the Cities of Lake Oswego and Milwaukie may include food scraps. This includes dairy, meat and bones.

Composting at Home

It’s easy to make your own high quality compost at home, perfect for use in gardens, flower beds, landscaping, indoor plants and lawns.

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