Mulching and composting provide nutrients needed for a healthy lawn. You'll save time and money by reducing fertilizer use in your yard and not need to buy bags to dispose of the trimmings.
Grass clippings can be left on your lawn - they'll break down quickly.
Leaves can be shredded (with a mulching lawnmower or your regular lawnmower) and mulched.
If you have a compost pile or bin, grass and leaves can be added to help your whole garden.
Bag Them Up
Brush and yard trimmings can also be turned into mulch and compost through Richardson's Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) program.
Schedule a BABIC pickup.* Be sure to mention you have yard trimmings for compost. Your BABIC pickup day is the same as your recycle day.
Put leaves and grass into a compostable bag and leave them by the street in front of your home. (Compostable paper bags may be purchased at local home improvement stores.)
Be Sure To...
Use a compostable bag
Separate brush from bulky items (appliances, furniture, etc.) if you are having both picked up.
*To Schedule a Pickup
Note: When doing a brush special collection and a bulky item special collection simultaneously, it is highly encouraged that the resident keep those two piles separate so that the brush can be mulched.
Texas Pure Partnership
The City of Richardson has a partnership with Texas Pure to provide regional mulch and compost for purchase to residents at a very reasonable price, and is actually discounted for residents living in the 5 member cities (Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, and Frisco).
Texas Pure Products can be ordered in person or over the phone at:
CUSTER ROAD FACILITY
9901 Custer Road (at Ridgeview)
Plano, TX 75025
Open Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm
REGIONAL COMPOSTING FACILITY
5304 Highway 545
Melissa, TX 75454
Open 8:00am - 5:00pm Weekdays
(ONLY as weather permits.)