Put in Organics Bin

Loose Hay Is Yard Waste

Loose or leftover hay from a hay bale can be treated as yard waste. Find out what to do with yard waste.


Straw Accessories Are Garbage

Straw accessories such as hats, baskets and bags are often not really straw, so donate them or toss them in the garbage.

Ways to Reduce

Don't Just Toss It — Fix It

If your basket or hat has a hole or few pieces missing, you can repair it instead of trading it in for a new item. Follow these instructions from SFGATE to learn how.

Ways to Reuse


Turn Old Baskets Into Planters

Old baskets can be repurposed to make cute planters.

Costume Props

Straw hats, skirts and other accessories make great props. Consider using them for a themed party, photobooth or donating them to a local theater program.