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Landscaping Practices



METHODS

  • Reducing Waste

    • Slow growing plants

    • Switch pressure-treated wood to plastic lumber

    • Return wooden pallets to supplier

    • Deconstruct structures being replaced

    • Reduce plastic silt fencing and substitute with blankets, berms, filtersocks made of compost


  • Reusing Waste

    • Reuse wood in wood pallets

    • Woody waste and tree clippings can be turned into mulch


  • Recycling Waste

    • Recycle bedding trays and plants containers from annuals and other greenery

    • Recycle plastic containers

    • Provide recycling receptacles

    • Green and food waste to compost facility

Compost as Cure-all: Erosion Control United States Environmental Protection Agency 



GREENSCAPES

  • Voluntary EPA program that provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for large-scale landscaping

  • Encourages companies, government agencies, other entities, and homeowners to make more holistic decisions regarding waste generation and disposal

  • Information on Greenscapes

  • Additional Information on Greenscapes
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