Residential Yard Debris

Southern Oregon Sanitation offers yard debris collection for our customers benefit and to help the recycling process.

Yard Debris collected decreases tons of organic materials from going to the landfill. It also helps to recover and reuse natural resources.

The organic materials collected at curbside makes great compost and bedding materials for gardens and landscaping projects.



Each customer receives a 95 Gallon cart and service is available on a biweekly basis only and is scheduled on the same day as your trash service.

This optional service requires a one year commitment and the subscription costs will be added to your regular statement.


If it Grows, it Goes!

Keep it loose - no bags

  • Plant prunings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Grass Clippings (no plastic bags)
  • Brush & woody materials up to 2” diameter (be sure the lid lies flat)
  • Pumpkins
  • Christmas Trees (untreated, free of all decorations)

Keep it Clean - Keep it Green!

  • NO Metals
  • NO Rubber
  • NO Plastic Pots
  • NO Food Items
  • NO Trash of ANY Kind
  • NO Plastic Bags
  • NO Bark, Dirt or Sod
  • NO Rocks or Gravel
  • NO Animal Waste
  • NO Stumps or Logs
  • NO Ashes


Be sure the lid can shut on our your container
Place the cart out the night before you scheduled service day
Place your cart 5 feet away from other carts and obstacles
Place the wheels against the curb/driveway so the cart opens toward the street
Keep the carts out of bike lanes if possible

Not in an area where curbside is offered or a customer of SOS? Check out this brochure on Home Composting.