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Virginia is rapidly running out of landfill space. Fifteen to twenty percent of solid waste sent to landfills is comprised of leaves, grass clippings, and other yard wastes. Gardeners can plan their landscapes to produce less yard waste and use what is produced around their homes to enhance yards, gardens, and soil. Following are steps gardeners can take towards landscaping for less in the landfill. They are all effective ways of reducing the amount of solid waste in our landfills, thereby also reducing the amount, of tax dollars spent for the landfills.
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June 1, 2017