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The accumulation of yard debris can happen at an alarming rate when not taken care of. A heap of leaves, branches, and twigs could be a fire hazard. A minor electric spark like a bolt of lightning and a pile of debris can spark. If the yard waste is dry and the fire rating is maximum, the spark could create a home or forest fire.
The Forestry Division oversees burn bans in counties, cities, municipalities, towns, and cities. The agency is responsible for preventing forest fires. By imposing burn bans, you can minimize the frequency of forest fires. When a burn ban has been put in effect, the residents are not allowed to burn their yard debris. In some communities, burning prohibitions may last for months or throughout the fall and summer seasons.
It’s not attractive to look at yard waste. If the debris is not removed from the property over time, it could alter your home’s curb appeal. When a burning ban is put in place, trash heaps aren’t burnt until the restriction is lifted.
What To Do With Yard Debris With Burn Ban?
Citywide burn bans prohibit unofficial burns. It isn’t advisable to allow yard waste in the open for too long, accumulating up and becoming a fire hazard that must be swiftly eliminated from your home.
Without the necessary equipment for your home, What options do you have? Our professional yard waste removal is the best choice. Our removal team will arrive at your property to pick up the yard debris 15 minutes before. Depending on how big the pile of yard waste is, specific equipment might be needed to load it on our trucks.
Once the yard debris is packed into our trucks, The removal crew will transport it to a nearby recycling center. The majority of yard debris – branches, fallen trees, leaves, twigs, and the grass is recycled by the guidelines.
What Is Classified As Yard Waste “Green Waste”?
Yard debris can be described as any leftover garden, lawn maintenance, and tree and shrub trimming. Yard waste is categorized as trimmings from shrubs, grasses, branches, leaves and twigs, weeds, corn stalks, pea vines, and organic garden materials.
Yard Waste Disposal
Yard waste should be disposed of properly to protect your property and home from fires related to lightning strikes and mishandling of lighters and matches. There are two legal ways to dispose of yard waste – recycling and burning.
The burning of yard waste is legal as long as there is no burning ban that is in effect. Yard waste is considered to be classified as solid waste that may legally be burned when there is no active burn ban is ineffective.
Yard waste can be disposed of at many cities’ municipal recycling sites.
How can I legally dispose of garden waste?
- Contact your local municipality to locate recycling facilities accessible to everyone.
- Contact the closest recycling center for more information about yard debris collection and disposal.
- Hire a solid waste collection service
- Use yard debris to make compost to plant a garden
- Hire a chipper and turn yard debris in woodchip mulch
Tree Branch Disposal
It is possible to use tree branches for mulch or wood chips to create landscaping. Rent a chipper or hire an arborist to supervise the process. The chips from the tree are used to line your yard, plants, trees, and within the boundaries of your house.
Tree branches can also be composted. Compiling branches of trees is quick and easy, but you will find plenty of soil for your plants and flowers when complete.
Tree branches can be recycled at a municipal recycling center for free. The recycling center is utilized for composting and mulching, which may be sold to a third party.
How To Safely Dispose Of Grass Trimmings?
Grass trimmings can gather up to a significant amount every mowing. After a couple of hours of cutting your lawn, trimming your shrubs, and weeding, there’ll be quite a collection of yard debris to get rid of.
The grass trimmings can be tossed in an empty trash can for your trash collection service to remove. A unique method to recycle grass trimmings is called “grasscycling.” This technique allows homeowners to recycle their grass clippings and trimmings without a rake or collecting.
Instead of transporting the grass clippings to a local recycling facility rather, please leave them in place to add nutrients to your soil. You can also rake the grass in piles and place it around fruits, flowers, and even vegetables on your lawn.
Yard Clipping Recycling
The majority of recycling techniques for yard debris are environmentally friendly. Composting, mulching, and grasscycling are ecologically friendly methods for recycling yard clippings.
Certain kinds of yard debris can be reused for DIY woodworking projects. For instance, the branches of trees that can be used to construct birdhouses or arbors, yard decorations, toys, and small log cabins. Other yard debris recycling tips include:
- Use to compost
- Use to mulch
- Use for grasscycling
- Useful for woodworking projects
Do not let the yard waste turn into an unattractive location for your property. Benefit from our one-time or recurring trash collection services. We’ll make an appointment to have a free consultation and written estimate today.
Will The Local Trash Collection Service Pick Up Yard Waste?
It’s based on the garbage collection service as to the types of waste allowed for pickup. Our solid waste collection includes most yard debris, excluding large, downed trees and branches. We also collect grass shavings, small-to-medium-sized branches, leaves, garden debris, weeds, clippings, vines, and pinecones.
Most municipal recycling centers accept yard debris. You’ll need to call the recycling center in your area to inquire about the specifics of the facility, such as size, load, and type. Recycling yard debris is free in most instances.
We’ll schedule a pick-up for your yard waste by the earliest possible time.
Legal Yard Debris
Keep tree branches and twigs as small as possible to ensure easy handling. Neatly store the debris in biodegradable waste bags or trashcans. Place the yard waste in a neat stack to avoid inconvenience to the collection team.
Place all yard debris at the curb a few hours before the scheduled collection.
Non-Recyclable Yard Waste
- Large stumps of trees
- Bags of soil or dirt
- Treated wood
- Concrete slabs