Here at Todco, we are passionate advocates for green waste recycling. Our commitment to converting green waste and recycled wood into valuable mulch products isn’t just about beautifying your landscape—it’s also about making a positive impact on the environment. Here are a few ways that green waste recycling benefits the environment.
- They Reduced Landfill Pressure. According to the EPA, in 2018, 98 million tons of green waste went into the nation’s landfills, making up about a quarter of all waste. Yard trimmings, organic materials, and wood make up a lot of municipal waste, but when the materials are made into mulch products, they don’t take up space in landfills.
- Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Organic waste decomposing in landfills releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. By recycling green waste, we significantly reduce the amount of organic matter in landfills, thus curbing methane emissions.
- Soil Enrichment. Recycling green waste into mulch has a direct and positive impact on soil quality. The organic matter in mulch enriches the soil with essential nutrients as it decomposes, improving its fertility and overall health. Healthier soil, in turn, supports more robust plant growth and carbon sequestration.
- Conservation of Natural Resources. By recycling wood waste and green materials, the demand for timber and virgin soil declines. This conservation of natural resources helps protect ecosystems, preserve biodiversity, and minimize the environmental footprint associated with resource extraction.
We are dedicated to green waste recycling and helping you enhance the beauty of your landscape. If you want to create a greener, more sustainable future, give us a call to get your landscaping project started today.