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Old 09-03-2007, 10:50 PM
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Very rarely do we bag. Although the past two weeks we had to cause the freakin weather has been nuts. Anyhow, for those that "have to bag"...

We had a customer that used to demand that we bagged the lawn. I keep informing that that it was healthier to mulch/discharge. Whatever, I guess they were old school. We took our mulching deck and mounted a side bag to it. The whole time we were mulching the homeowner thought we were bagging. They never complained again and we didn't bag again.

You can argue about the ethics of it but we weren't charging extra to bag so I was okay with it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:32 PM
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We mow 102 lawns weelky and bag 40 of them. We're lucky enough to have 30 acres of land so we have a compost pile. All the grass clipping, leaves, mulch and dirt are put into about a 100' x 100' square.. The pile gets pushed (turned )once a month to keep the docomposition going good. By spring the pile is TOTALLY flat. I then use the black compost for landscape bed build-ups. It's an excellent turn around.
Sounds like a great plan, and welcome to LawnSite, RexMan!

I honestly believe that once the technology is tweaked and fine tuned in the processing of various crops for ethanol, that the farmers won't be able to keep up and there will be growing demand for biosolids like clippings and leaves to process into ethanol. The way technology in the field is headed, and the way world markets in energy are headed, I can envision a landscaper in a just a couple years ACTUALLY GETTING PAID to dump their clean load of biosolids at designated sites. But this could be it's own thread....
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:38 PM
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WE bag every customer and burn it on our burn pile!
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:46 PM
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It sure would be nice to get paid for it rather than paying to dump it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:46 AM
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It sure would be nice to get paid for it rather than paying to dump it.
FYI-I started a new thread in this forum under the name 'Get paid to dump Grass / Leaves in Future'? to get better attraction to the direction of the conversation and to maybe attract different people's input.
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