Sod Curbside Trash Small amounts of sod are okay to place in your curbside trash cart. You may also self-haul to a transfer station for disposal. Sod with attached dirt is not compostable. Ways to Reuse Create Compost For Your Garden Add small pieces of sod directly into your backyard compost bin. Stack larger sheets of sod directly on top of one another, wetting each sod layer, and cover the pile with a tarp. Within months, the sod will decompose into usable compost for your garden. Make a Garden Bed Foundation Use your sod to build a garden or flower bed. Turn a sheet of sod upside down so the roots are face-up, cover it with several inches of soil, and plant vegetables or flowers directly into the sod. As the sod decomposes, it will provide a nutrient-rich soil for your new plants. Donate or Sell Your Sod Healthy sod can be put to good use in another lawn. Donate or sell any sod you want to get rid of. You could even list it on Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace.