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How to compost grass clippings

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Yard waste - Grass clippings

Grass clippings

Leave grass clippings on your lawn after you mow; or

Put grass clippings in your green cart for composting.

  • Put grass clippings in loose in cart; or
  • Use a paper yard waste bag to prevent clippings sticking to the cart.

Special instructions

If your green cart is full:

  • Put excess grass clippings in paper yard waste bags.
  • Bags have a 20 kg weight limit. Make sure bags are rolled up and can be easily lifted.

Set bags at least 30 cm (one foot) to the side of your green cart. Do not lean bags against the cart or on top of the cart lid.

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Author: City of Calgary
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