The City of Aspen’s recycling ordinance
prohibits anyone from throwing away grass and leaves in the trash. This is because organic wastes make up the second largest volume of material at the landfill. Diverting them preserves the life of the landfill. Grass and leaves can be composted, reducing the need for fertilizers. If your hauler finds grass and leaves in your trash, they will not pick it up and will leave an audit card instructing you to call the Environmental Health Department.