Solid Waste serves about 80,000 households city-wide. About 22,000 of those households choose to have yard waste service. Many areas of the City don't have much tree coverage or need for yard waste services so this program is optional. Providing carts and yard waste service to every household city-wide would require a significant investment in more trucks, drivers and collectors and would be wasteful. This program is optional and self-sustaining, providing services as efficiently as possible.