California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Landscape Waste Prevention

Grasscycling Demonstration Project and Outreach Campaigns

Grasscycling Demonstration Project at the State Capitol

Fountain Circle on the west side of California's state Capitol was a demonstration ground for grasscycling. The area normally took more than two hours to mow with a conventional bagging mower, but now takes only 45 minutes. This was a cooperative effort among the CIWMB (now known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle), Department of General Services (DGS), the Office of Buildings and Grounds (OBG), and the Toro Company. The initial demonstration was well received, and DGS/OBG converted its entire fleet to mulching (grasscycling) mowers.

CalRecycle worked closely with the University of California Cooperative Extension in the development of informational materials. Close cooperation with the California Landscape Contractors Association (who officially endorse grasscycling), the Northern California Turf and Landscape Council, and the Southern California Turfgrass Council resulted in widespread interest and increasing conversion to this time, money, and landfill saving practice.

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Last updated: July 19, 2011
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