Whether it is piles of leaves or weeds from the garden, yard waste removal can be a pain.
The growing number of laws banning yard waste from landfills have caused many local garbage collectors to not accept bags filled with leaves, grass clippings, and tree debris.
Keeping yard waste on your property can dampen your curb appeal. Luckily, you have options when you’re ready to get rid of your green waste.
At JUNK XPRESS, we know that yard waste disposal can be tricky. We’re here to help make it easy for you!
If you’re in the need for a yard waste pickup, give us a call. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you – all you have to do is point!
Here's how our service works:
1. Simply call, chat, or send for a no-obligation online request.
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will contact you shortly before your scheduled window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the green waste you want removed and we will haul your yard waste away and finish by tidying up the area.
We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
Yard waste, also known as “green waste” or “biological waste,” is any vegetative or organic waste leftover from lawn and garden landscaping including leaves, grass clippings, brush, twigs, mulch, garden waste, tree trunks, holiday trees, and pruning branches from trees or shrubs.
Keeping your landscape well-manicured and looking pristine involves creating large amounts of green waste and after a day of hard work, piles of yard waste around your property can overshadow well-cut lawns and neatly pruned bushes.
Here are some options on how you can dispose of your yard waste:
Of course, every type of green waste is different, and can be handled differently. Not sure what your best option is? Check out these helpful hints.
A popular way to handle leftover tree branches is to run them through a wood chipper. Once the branches are broken down, the wood chips can be spread around gardens and plants as a homemade, moisturizing mulch.
Some cities operate communal wood chippers to keep the community free of green waste. Find out if your city has a yard-waste donation program or if your local waste collectors offer branch collection.
After you are finished mowing your lawn, there are several ways to clean up the grass clippings. One way is to rake the trimmings up, place them in biodegradable yard waste bags, and set them on your curb for pickup.
Another option is to leave the cut grass on your lawn. This “grass-cycling” process allows the old grass to break down and add nutrients back into the soil. Grass clippings can also be added to a compost heap or used as a moisture-providing mulch.
If you have yard trimmings piled up on your property, the most eco-friendly option is to recycle them.
Here are 5 ways you can recycle your yard trimmings:
Do not let your trimmings go to waste - recycling is good for your curb appeal and the planet.
Yard waste such as leaves, flowers, old garden plants, weeds, pine needles, pine cones, twigs, vines, branches, and acorns are often accepted and picked up by local waste collection companies. In these cases, waste companies will provide you with a bin and a waste limit.
If your local dump accepts yard waste, you can also take it directly to the dump on your own. Simply load up your truck or car and drop it off during their hours of operation.
If you do not have the time or resources to handle your yard waste removal, you can always call JUNK XPRESS. We are a full-service yard waste removal company, which means we will take care of everything for you.
After you are finished working in your yard, clean up the leftovers. The easiest way to get rid of your tree branches, bush trimmings, and lawn clippings is schedule a waste pickup.
Here is how you can prepare for lawn waste pickup:
Remember, not all waste management services collect green waste. If this is the case in your community, feel free to call our clean and professional crew to do it for you - hassle free!
Bagged dirt, bagged soil, rocks, planters, treated or coated wood, large trees or stumps, and concrete are not considered yard waste and may not be accepted with the rest of your yard waste pickup.
Check with your city’s waste management service or local private collection companies to find out what sort of yard waste they accept.
Also known as “fly dumping” or “fly tipping,” dumping garden or any other green waste anywhere but an authorized waste collection area is illegal. There are several alternative methods that are both legal and safe for the environment. These methods include: