How to Dispose of Your Backyard Waste

February 15, 2020

composting yard and kitchen scrapsWith spring right around the corner, it’s about time to clean up your backyard.

While many gardening experts get excited about spring planting, eager planters sometimes fail to focus on garden clean up. For most avid gardeners, cleaning up yard space to prep for planting isn’t the fun part of the job, but it is a necessary evil.

Once the winter snow clears to reveal a layer of leftover fall debris, you’ll be left with quite a bit of trash.

What Am I Supposed to Do With This?

If your trash collector takes yard waste there is almost certainly a long list of restrictions. You will have to bundle sticks and keep them under a certain weight.  Some local dumpster rental services supply containers specifically for yard wastes, which includes yard trimmings, such as grass, tree limbs and branches, weeds, and leaves. This is a simple way to get all your yard waste into one place

Other Disposal Methods for Your Green Waste

A dumpster service can have the yard waste taken to a composting or mulching facility where the yard waste is recycled. This saves you money since composting facilities charge a flat rate and do not charge based on weight like a typical landfill would. This can even save you upwards of $1,000 when it comes to disposing of large, heavy trees that would otherwise be left in the yard.

compost binsIf you have a little more time, you can consider creating a compost pile. Start collecting garden debris in a plastic garbage bin. Add some soil once you fill up the bin and a little bit of water to prevent the waste from drying out. Find a spot in your yard that’s a bit hidden, like behind trees and begin to lay out collected debris. Every two weeks, add a layer of soil to the pile and within a few months you’ll have a great humus that is perfect for gardening.

Every few months you can use your compost mixture and add it to your garden. It will help keep your plants healthy, especially when you decide to plant new shrubs and trees.

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