What is the word for discarded excess cuttings,plants,saplings? some time back I came across the word exclusively for it,and it is not garden waste or garbage.
In many U.S. cities, material such as fallen leaves, extracted weeds, and pruned tree branches are all yard waste. In many places, such as Des Moines, Iowa, they are required to put their yard waste in bins.
In some cities, such as Seattle, they also put kitchen scraps in the yard waste bins, which in Seattle are often called compost bins.
The terms are a little loose, though. In Santa Monica, California, for instance, they put their food scraps and their yard debris into a Green Cart.