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General Description

The grass clippings, tree branches, weeds etc generated by landscape maintenance.

Summary of Federal Requirements

This is only regulated on the federal level in terms of what may and may not go in a landfill. That determination is done by the owner/operators of the landfill and any permits they may have.

Summary of State Requirements

States may limit the open burning of plant waste.

States may regulate how compost piles are managed (i.e., runoff).

State-by-state guidance concerning open burning can be found at CICA's Open Burning/Dust Control Rules Tool.

Laws and Statutes

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Regulatory Sources
State Open Burning Guidance
State-by-State information on open burning.

RCRA Online

State RCRA Contacts
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Last Updated: May 08, 2018