Special Instructions

Dirt = C&D Waste

Dirt is considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste. For information about disposal see Construction Materials.

Trash Bin

Too Heavy for the Garbage

Dirt is too heavy to be disposed of through regular curbside collection. Do not put dirt in your garbage.

Ways to Reuse

Backyard Projects

Keep leftover dirt to use for future backyard projects, such as raised garden beds or fixing low spots in your yard. You can store dirt in a few sturdy storage bins — just keep the bins out of the elements and direct sunlight.

Give It Away

Friends or neighbors may be in need of dirt for their own home projects. Consider posting your dirt on a local reselling website or app such as Nextdoor, Craigslist, Freecycle, or OfferUp. You can also try DirtMatch, an online dirt exchange connecting people who have dirt with people who need dirt.

Give to a Landscaping Company

Some landscaping companies need extra dirt, and may take your dirt for free. Some landscaping companies may charge a small fee to accept your dirt.