In the spirit of end-of-the-year yard cleaning, we’re giving you some pro tips + tricks on what to do with your yard waste.
🍂 Accepted yard waste items
The following items are accepted by the City of Greenville Solid Waste. Do not bag your yard waste. Instead, place in a loose pile at your curb for collection every week.
🍂 Leaf collection
Greenville Waste Collection offers weekly leaf and lawn clipping collections. Like yard waste items, do not bag your leaves and clippings. Form a pile on your curb so the collection crew can properly take your waste.
Give your jack-o-lantern a second life. Greenville County put together a list of compostable items + the benefits of composting. Pro tip: If you decide to trash your pumpkin, put your pumpkin in your green waste container, not on the curb.
🎃 Feed the birds
Provide the chickadees and cardinals with their own holiday feast and turn your pumpkin into a birdfeeder. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill with birdseed. Tie two lengths of twine around the bottom to hang in your backyard.
🎃 Make a snack
If your pumpkin hasn’t spoiled, you can use it to make bread, soup, pies, or other desserts. Food Network has plenty of pumpkin recipes for you to try + who doesn’t love a fall-themed dish?