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Yard debris can pile up at an alarming rate when left unattended. A pile of leaves, branches, and twigs is a fire hazard. A minor electric spark, such as a bolt of lightning, and the pile of debris will ignite. If the yard debris is dried out and the burn rating is at the maximum level, the spark could lead to a house or forest fire.
The Forestry Division oversees burn bans in cities, counties, municipalities, and towns. The agency is responsible for preventing forest fires. With burn bans, it is possible to minimize the number of new forest fires. When a burn ban is in place, the locals are not permitted to burn their yard debris. In some communities, burn bans can be ongoing for months or throughout the summer and fall seasons.
Yard debris is unappealing. If the debris is not removed from the property over time, it will alter your home’s curb appeal. When a burn ban is enacted, trash piles cannot be burnt until it is lifted.
What To Do With Yard Debris With Burn Ban?
Citywide burn bans prohibit unofficial burns. Since it is not recommended to leave yard debris lying around to continue piling up and becoming a fire hazard, it must be promptly removed from your property.
Without the property equipment, what are your options? Our professional yard waste removal is your best option. Our removal team will arrive at your property to retrieve the yard debris approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment. Depending on how large the yard debris pile is, special equipment may be required to load it on our trucks.
With the yard debris fully loaded in our work trucks, the removal team will transport it to a local recycling center. Most yard debris – branches, downed trees, twigs, leaves, brush, and grass – is approved for recycling.
What Is Classified As Yard Waste “Green Waste”?
Yard debris is any byproduct of lawn and garden maintenance and shrub and tree trimming. Grass, shrub trimmings, leaves, branches, twigs, weeds, bark, corn stalks, pea vines, and organic garden material are classified as yard debris.
Yard Waste Disposal
Yard waste must be disposed of properly to protect your home and property from fires related to lightning strikes and mishandling of matches and lighters. There are two legal yard waste disposal methods – recycling and burning.
Burning yard waste is legal as long as there is no active burn ban. Yard debris meets the criteria to be classified as solid waste, which can legally be burnt when there is no active burn ban is ineffective.
Yard debris can be dropped off at most municipal recycling centers.
How to legally dispose of yard debris?
- Contact your local municipality to local accessible recycling centers
- Contact the closest recycling center to inquire about yard debris collection and disposal
- Hire a solid waste collection service
- Turn yard debris into compost for a garden
- Rent a chipper to turn the yard debris into wood chip mulch
Tree Branch Disposal
Tree branches can be utilized as wood chips or mulch for landscaping. Rent a chipper or hire a tree service to oversee the process. The tree chips can be utilized to line your garden, shrubs, trees, and around the perimeter of your home.
Tree branches can also be composted. Composting tree branches is a timely process, but when complete, you will have plenty of compost for your flowers and vegetables.
Tree branches can also be recycled at a local municipality recycling center free of charge. The recycling center will be utilized for compost and mulch, which may be sold to a third-party
How To Safely Dispose Of Grass Trimmings?
Grass trimmings can gather up to a significant amount with each mowing. After spending several hours mowing your grass, trimming your shrubs, and weeding, there will be quite a collection of yard debris to dispose of.
Grass trimmings can be placed in an empty trashcan for your trash collection service to pick up. A unique way to recycle grass trimmings is known as “grasscycling”. This process allows property owners to recycle their grass clippings without raking or collecting.
Instead of transporting the grass clippings to a local recycling center, you can leave them in place to add nutrients to the soil. You can also rake the grass up in piles and place it in your garden, around flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Yard Clipping Recycling
Most yard debris recycling processes are eco-friendly. Composting, mulching, and grasscycling are eco-friendly yard clipping recycling techniques.
Some types of yard debris can be recycled for DIY woodworking projects. Take, for example, tree branches that can be utilized to make birdhouses, arbors, yard decorations, toys, and small log cabins. Other yard debris recycling tips include:
- Use for composting
- Use for mulching
- Use for grasscycling
- Use for woodworking projects
Do not allow the yard debris to become a fire hazard or unappealing focal point for your property. Take advantage of our one-time or recurring trash collection services. We can schedule you an appointment for a free consultation and written estimate today.
Will The Local Trash Collection Service Pick Up Yard Waste?
It depends on the trash collection service, as to which solid waste items are approved for pickup. Our solid waste collection includes most yard debris, excluding large, downed trees and branches. We collect grass shavings, small- to medium-sized branches, leaves, garden waste, weeds, shrub clippings, vines, and pinecones.
Most municipal recycling centers accept yard debris. You will need to contact your local recycling center to inquire about the specifics, such as size, load, and type. Recycling yard debris is free in most cases.
We will schedule a pickup for your yard waste at your earliest convenience.
Legal Yard Debris
Try to keep tree branches and twigs small to ensure easy handling. Neatly store the debris in biodegradable waste bags or trashcans. Keep the yard debris in a neat stack to avoid any inconvenience on the part of the collection team.
Place all yard debris at the curb several hours before the scheduled pickup.
Non-Recyclable Yard Waste
- Large tree stumps
- Bags of soil or dirt
- Treated wood
- Concrete slabs
The debris accumulated from lawn maintenance can amount to an impressive amount over time. Depending on the dimensions of the property, leaves, grass cuttings, twigs, hedge trimmings, and leaves can be disqualified for garbage pickup. Home and business owners enroll in regular household waste collection programs to save time. These programs are limited to household waste – garbage generated by residential establishments. Since yard waste is classified as household waste, it should be picked up and other eligible litter.
Is Yard Debris A Type Of Household Waste?
The US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” categorizes grass clippings and other debris generated through lawn maintenance as household waste. Yard waste has the necessary characteristics to be classified as organic waste. As the EPA continues to push for more stringent waste disposal rules, certain municipalities are considering laws that ban yard waste from landfills.
State residents who do not permit yard waste to be disposed of in local landfills and dumps have to consider other alternatives to disposal. Luckily, they don’t need to look very far as there are several alternatives to dispose of yard waste:
- Recycling – The tree branches and twigs, along with downed trees, can be recycled. The recycled wood is used to create mulches, OSB, and other materials.
- Donation – Landscaping companies often accept yard debris donations to be used to create organic mulch
- Composting – Converts organic waste into fertilizer for vegetables, fruits, flowers, and grasses. and trees
- Gradcycling – Recycling grass clippings that can later provide nutrients for grass, flowers, and other plants.
Our Residential Yard Debris Removal Service
We provide our community members with landfill disposal alternatives for their yard garbage. Yard debris disposal service is economical, easy to use, and available to every homeowner, tenant, and landlord. Our staff remove yard waste from the curb and transport it to a local recycling or donation center.
Our yard waste removal follows EPA and municipality regulations. We will schedule an appointment to collect the yard debris at your most convenient time. Our junk removal crew will be there in a matter of minutes after the scheduled time to organize your yard waste. It is loaded onto our work trucks. The yard debris will be taken to a recycling or donation center you choose to dispose of.
Our Commercial Yard Waste Removal Service
Commercial yard debris removal is ideal for landscaping companies. We’ll pick up your yard waste from the place of business or the customer’s home to eliminate the need for your company to take it away. We’ve partnered up with hundreds of companies across the city to help to manage their lawn waste. We assume the responsibility of removing, hauling, and then dumping yard waste in a legally-licensed recycling facility.
Is Professional Yard Waste Removal Service Affordable?
Our expert yard debris removal is cost-efficient due to our custom strategies. We customize each job to ensure you get the most value for dollars. A junk removal professional will analyze the yard debris pile to determine the best removal strategy. After the assessment is completed, the professional will offer you a written estimate of pickup, hauling, and drop-off. All these services are combined into one custom removal method to ensure you get the lowest cost.
Contact our local office to contact a trained customer support representative. We’ll schedule an appointment to remove your yard waste at an approved disposal facility.
Is It Illegal To Burn Yard Debris In A Fire Ring?
It is contingent on the municipality’s regulations regarding waste burning. Certain municipalities allow yard waste to be burnt in metal barrels and fire rings under ongoing supervision. Other cities prohibit burning yard waste in commercial and residential areas.
Burn your yard debris without confirming the legality. It is crucial to stay within the legal sphere of legality when disposing of yard debris throughout open burning.
Yard Waste – A Simple, Safe, And Efficient Disposal Solution
It’s not a secret that the work of maintaining your yard is exhausting and tiring. That is why many consumers choose local landscaping companies. Keeping a small portion of the property can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to complete. Numerous variables affect lawn maintenance tasks. These factors include the location, the type of terrain, the number of acres, and the kind of work needed for maintaining the property. Nevertheless, it is possible to invest a few hours into yard maintenance. The problem is that you’re not finished when the task is done because there is yard debris to clear.
Wouldn’t it be nice not to be dealing with yard waste after physically working for hours to maintain your lawn? Using our junk removal services won’t have to worry about yard debris. Our junk removal team will handle every aspect of the process so that you can concentrate on the important things going on in your life.
One-Time Yard Debris Collection
We’ll collect and deliver your yard waste to a drop-off point that is a registered drop-off facility. This one-time pickup service is perfect for annual lawn cleanup projects. All yard waste like grass clippings and trimmings of hedges, trees that have been cut down branches, leaves, and leaves are eligible for the terms of our junk elimination service.
We deal with small-, medium-, and large-sized yards of waste. No pile of yard waste is too large for our junk removal crew to tackle.
You Can Join Forces With One Of The Top Junk Removal Companies In the Nation
When you utilize our yard debris collection service, you’re joining alliances with some of the most qualified junk removal firms across the country. We provide a simple service that helps our community members legally eliminate their yard debris. Our charges are fair and competitive with the largest local competitors. Don’t hesitate to avail of our free consultation, where you’ll be able to sit down for a consultation with one of our qualified junk removal specialists.
We provide one-time or recurring yard debris removal for your convenience. We also offer custom junk removal services for a hefty load and frequent pickups.
We also take care of other types of waste, including household trash, furniture, and junk toys.