How to Dispose of Yard Waste

How to Dispose of Yard Waste

Whether you’re doing a long day of gardening or planning a full-scale landscaping project, the amount of yard waste that can be produced from tasks like cutting grass, trimming shrubs, clearing brush, and pulling weeds can be substantial. That means it’s important to consider the method you’ll use to dispose of your yard waste when embarking on a project.

Depending on the type and amount of waste, you may not be able to just bag it up and throw it in your regular trash collection. “Are there yard waste drop-off dumps or removal services near me,” you ask? Absolutely. If you like to do your own yard work or you work in the landscaping business, read on to find out about the best yard waste removal methods you can use instead.

Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster

Renting a roll-off dumpster is a great yard waste removal option for extended projects. Companies like ASAP Site Services offer a variety of roll-off dumpsters suitable for projects big and small. All you need to do is determine which dumpster size is best for the task at hand (we can help with that) and schedule your delivery.

Yard waste dumpsters are great for everything from dirt and sod removal to hauling away storm debris. Yard waste dumpsters can save you time, provide a convenient place to store debris over the course of a project, and make drop-off and pickup more convenient by leaving it to the professionals.

Schedule a One-Time Pickup

If your yard project isn’t ongoing, a good option for yard debris removal may be to schedule a one-time pickup. Many local waste management services will conduct yard waste pickup for a small fee, and some cities even have an annual curbside cleanup day to take advantage of. All it takes is a quick search for local companies, and potentially even city organizations, that can provide this service.

One-time pickups are a great yard waste removal option for those who don’t have a vehicle to haul the debris themselves or those who only have one major project to get through.

Hire a Junk Removal Service

Another yard waste removal option to consider, especially if you’re tired of working after completing the project itself, is to hire a junk removal service. Of course, this could end up being one of the more expensive options, but if you have a lot of yard debris in need of removal and the means to pay for it, this may be the option for you. Most companies will send a representative to give you a price estimate for the task at hand, then send a team to take care of the heavy lifting so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Create a Controlled Burn

This yard debris removal option is only appropriate in rural areas, but it is certainly effective in disposing of unwanted yard waste. Doing a controlled burn is most common in places with little access to waste management services, but it can be a good option if it’s legal in your area and you feel comfortable taking on the task.

If you choose a controlled burn as your method of yard waste removal, consider getting advice from local authorities or enlisting help to make sure the process goes smoothly. This is definitely not the easiest or most convenient yard waste removal option, but it can be effective if nothing else is available to you.

Haul It Away Yourself

Of course, you can always haul away the debris yourself. Many cities have composting centers where you can drop off yard waste, and all it takes is a method of transportation to get your debris in the right place. This is easier said than done for a lot of people, however, so personally hauling your yard debris away is less preferable than other yard waste removal methods like hiring a junk removal team or renting a dumpster. If you do have a suitable vehicle and the amount of waste is manageable, this could turn out to be an easy and inexpensive solution for your yard waste disposal needs.

Pay for a Regular Pickup Service

Similar to scheduling a one-time pickup or hiring a junk removal service, paying for a regular pickup service is a great yard waste disposal option for people who regularly do their own yard projects. Typically, these yard waste removal services allow you to rent a separate trash bin, designated for organic waste, in which you’re able to store yard debris in between (usually weekly or bi-weekly) pickups. These types of services can either be private or run by your city, so make sure to check with local authorities to see if such an option exists for you.

Time to Get Hauling

We’ve covered a lot of yard waste removal options that are suitable for a variety of scenarios. Whether you choose to haul your yard waste away yourself or enlist the help of professionals, it’s important to consider all the factors when making a decision: how long your project will last, how frequently pickups need to be scheduled, and what type and volume of waste you’ll have. Hopefully, this list serves you well as a guide for selecting the right method of yard waste removal for you.

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