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Yard debris – branches, leaves, grass trimmings, weeds, branches, fallen trees, and tree stumps – results from lawn maintenance. Each time you mow your lawn, trim your trees, cut your hedges, and eliminate weeds in your garden, you create yard debris. What are the options for disposing of yard waste? Donating, “grasscycling,” burning, composting, recycling, and burning are your disposal options for yard trash. Contrary to popular belief, these disposal techniques have pros and cons, which will be discussed further in the article below.
What Is Yard Debris Removal?
Taking yard debris away involves moving lawn waste from one place to another. In this scenario, the lawn waste is removed from your property and disposed of at a disposal facility. While a reasonably straightforward process is cleaning up yard debris, it is challenging for those lacking resources.
Yard Waste “Grasscycling”
“Grasscycling” is a term used to recycle grass trimmings. The main benefit of reusing grasscycled grass trimmings is nutrients. Grasscycled waste is rich in nutrients. It is a great addition to the soil in lawns and gardens to add nutrients to the ground. Mix the grasscycled material in the soil and utilize it to plant herbs, vegetables, flowers, and fruits.
Grasscycling can reduce the amount of yard debris that ends up in the dumps and landfills.
Yard Waste Recycling
Recycling is similar to grasscycling; it makes use of yard debris to be used for other uses. For instance, branches of trees and twigs can be reused and used for OSB manufacturing and mulch.
Before taking your yard waste to the local recycling facility, validate the first time it meets. Some recycling centers do not accept yard waste as recycling.
Yard Waste Composting
The process involves breaking up organic material to produce fertilizer. The composted materials feed lawn seeds, sod, garden soil, houseplants, trees, shrubs, and flowers.
The most compostable items are coffee scrap food, tea bags, cardboard, paper, leaves, paper supermarket bags, branches and twigs of trees straw, natural cotton fabrics, wool, hair, houseplants, and other organic materials. To compost, you’ll have to dig a hole in the secluded area in your yard. Investing in a composting machine is a better alternative to digging the hole. There is a wide range of compost machine brands in online marketplaces. Each one is distinctive with features that make it easier and speed the composting process.
Include your compostable material, then add water. Stir well and allow the mixture to sit for not more than three or four days. On the third day, return your compost heap. Mix in water and the compostable material for a few minutes.
Composting a small- to medium-sized heap of organic material could take anywhere from 4 to six weeks to finish. The composted material is utilized to supply nutrients to your houseplants and garden soil.
Yard Waste Donating
If most people think of the possibility of donating their used items, they don’t give much thought to their yard debris. This is truly a shame because some landscaping companies, mulch businesses, and OSB manufacturers will accept yard waste. Donatable yard waste is not limited to twigs, downed trees, stumps of trees, and branches.
If you are planning to give your yard debris to a mulch or OSB manufacturer, it would be a good idea to split it into piles. Create a pile of donatable trash, recyclable debris, and grasscycling waste. When you are ready to dispose of your yard garbage, it’ll already have been divided into piles. This means there will be no delays or confusion regarding disposal. Collect a pile and transport it to the local recycling or donation center without difficulty.
Yard Waste Burning
Depending on your municipality’s burning regulations, it could be legal for you to burn yard debris. Contact your local waste management service provider or a government agency Fire Marshall if you have any questions about burn restrictions.
If there’s no prohibition on burning yard waste in your city, you still have to take precautions to avoid accidental fires. It is recommended to purchase a steel drum, also known as a fire ring, which can contain burning yard debris within the smallest space.
Take yard debris in a bag and let it completely dry before it burns. Wet leaves, branches, and twigs won’t ignite when wet. Allowing them to dry fully will ensure the safest fire without requiring lighter fluid.
Separate your dried yard waste into piles before burning. Put one pile back into your fire ring, ignite, and watch closely until the flame has gone out. You can add another pile bundle of yard debris and follow the same process. Repeat the process until the yard debris has been destroyed to ashes.
Our Residential Yard Waste Removal
Not all our residents can access the needed yard waste removal services. For example, an elderly homeowner will need to get rid of yard waste but isn’t able to transport it. A large amount of yard debris will require hauling away in the bed of a pickup truck or utility trailer.
Another example is a business owner with many tree branches from a storm. The owner does not have a sufficient workforce to load the tree branches into a utility trailer, which the trailer is his own.
Each situation is different when it comes to resources for removing yard waste. Our company has helped companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, public schools, homeowners, landlords, tenants, and homeowners eliminate yard waste. There’s not a yard waste pile too large or small for us to manage.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Yard Debris Removal Service?
It’s based on your yard debris pile size, location, workforce, the distance between your property and the nearest recycling center, and if specific equipment is needed. We base our pricing on the demands of our customers for the removal of yard waste.
We will gladly work with you in determining the most cost-efficient removal strategy for your yard waste. Our prices are based on the results of an inspection of the yard waste. Contact us today to learn more about our custom yard waste removal packages.
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