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Yard debris – branches, leaves, grass trims, weeds, trees downed, twigs, and tree stumps- result from lawn maintenance. Each time you mow your lawn, trim your trees, clip your hedges, and take care to pull weeds out of your garden, you’re creating yard waste. What are the strategies for the disposal of yard waste? Recycling, “grasscycling,” burning, composting, recycling, and burning are the options to dispose of yard garbage. Contrary to popular belief, the fact is that each of these methods of disposal has pros and cons, which will be discussed further in the article below.
What Is Yard Debris Removal?
Returning yard debris involves moving the lawn waste from one spot to another. In this scenario, the lawn waste is removed from your property and disposed of at a disposal facility. While it’s easy, yard debris removal is a challenge for those lacking resources.
Yard Waste “Grasscycling”
“Grasscycling” is a term that refers to making use of the grass trimmings that are taken back for recycling. The most important benefit of using grasscycled grass trimmings is nutrients. Waste from grasscycles is high in nutrients. It can be added to the soil in gardens and lawns to add nutrients back to the soil. Mix the grasscycled material into the soil and use it when transplanting plants, flowers, and fruits.
Grasscycling reduces the amount of yard waste dumped into dumps and landfills.
Yard Waste Recycling
Recycling is similar to grasscycling; it repurposes yard debris, so it can be utilized to serve other reasons. For example, tree branches and twigs can be recycled and used for OSB manufacturing and mulch.
Before taking your yard waste to the local recycling facility, validate if it qualifies first. Not all recycling centers accept yard waste to recycle.
Yard Waste Composting
Composting is the process of breaking down organic materials to produce fertilizer. The composted substance can be used to feed the soil, seeds of grass, gardens, houseplants, trees, shrubs, as well as flowers.
Compostable products include coffee, scrap food, tea bags, paper, cardboard, leaves, grocery bags, Tree branches, twigs, cotton, natural straw materials, wool, hair, houseplants, and other organic substances. To compost, you’ll have to dig a trench in a remote area on your land. An alternative to digging an excavation is to use a compost machine. There is a wide assortment of composting machine brands in online marketplaces. Each brand is unique, with features that make it easier and speed the process of composting.
Include your compostable material followed by water. Mix well and let it remain for no more than three or four days. The third day is the day to return to the heap of compost. Add water and stir the compostable material for several minutes.
Composting a small to a medium-sized heap of organic material can take between 4 and 6 weeks to finish. The composted material provides nutrients to your houseplants and garden soil.
Yard Waste Donating
While most people think of the possibility of donating their used items, they don’t give much consideration to their yard debris. It’s a shame as some landscaping services, as well as mulch companies and OSB manufacturers, accept donated yard waste. Donatable yard waste is not limited to downed trees, twigs, tree stumps, and branches.
If you plan to donate your yard debris to a mulch or OSB manufacturer, separating the trash into piles would be a good idea. You can create a bundle for donatable garbage, recyclable debris, and grasscycling waste. If you’re in the position to dispose of your yard debris, it will split into separate piles. So there will be no confusion or delay. Collect a bank and transport it to the local recycling or donation center in a breeze.
Yard Waste Burning
Depending on your municipality’s burning regulations, it could be legal to burn yard debris. Call your municipal waste management service provider, government agency, or Fire Marshall if you have concerns about burning bans.
If there isn’t a ban on burning yard debris within your city, you must take the necessary precautions to avoid accidental fires. Buy a steel drum or fire ring to help contain the burning yard debris in a small area.
Take yard debris in a bag and let it completely dry before igniting it. The branches, leaves, and twigs won’t burn if wet. Allowing them to dry thoroughly will ensure the safest burning without having to make use of lighter fluid.
Separate your dried yard waste into piles before burning. Place one down in your fire ring, ignite and watch closely until the flame is completely gone. Add the second pile of debris and follow the same process. Repeat the process until yard debris is destroyed to ashes.
Our Residential Yard Waste Removal
We understand that not all our community members have access to the necessary yard waste disposal resources. For example, an elderly homeowner will need to dispose of yard waste but isn’t able to transport it. The large piles of yard debris will need to be hauled away by the bed of the pickup truck or utility trailer.
Another example is a busy business owner with vast piles of branches of trees left from a thunderstorm. The owner isn’t equipped with enough workforce to lift the components onto a utility trailer, which he owns.
Each situation is unique with regards to resources for removing yard waste. Our company has been helping companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, public schools, homeowners, landlords, and tenants, get rid of yard waste. No yard waste pile is too large or small for us to handle.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Yard Debris Removal Service?
It depends on the size of the yard debris pile, the property area, workforce, distance between your home and the local recycling center, and if any special equipment is required. Our prices are based on our customers’ demands for removing yard waste.
We will gladly work with you to determine the most efficient removal method for your yard waste. Our rates are based on the findings of a visual examination of the yard waste. Call today to learn more about our custom yard waste removal packages.
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