California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Landscape Waste Prevention

Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping practices save water, reduce garden waste, take less work, and still result in beautiful landscapes.

Composting, grasscycling, and mulching also enhance soils by adding organic matter. Adding organic matter increases the water-holding capacity of soil, reducing erosion, and conserving water.

Water Conservation

CalRecycle encourages the use of sustainable landscaping practices and participates in the River-Friendly Landscaping Coalition (RFLC). The RFLC is a collaboration between public agencies, non-profit organizations, designers, landscape architects, and contractors in the Sacramento Region. Through sustainable landscaping practices, RFLC envisions improved health of communities and ecosystems in the Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills.

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Last updated: July 10, 2014
Organic Materials Management