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Old 10-18-2001, 07:45 PM
wrtenterprises wrtenterprises is offline
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Curbside leaf pick-up

I read that most all of you do leaves, but it also sounds as if most grind and haul your customers leaves. I did not realize how nice I have it here in State College, Pa. All of the local municipalities have curbside pick-up on a weekly basis for the entire leaf season!!! I still get a good buck for blowing leaves, and all I have to do is get them to the curb. Anybody else have this kind of service? I'm just a little curious....
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Old 10-19-2001, 01:21 AM
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We have that service. Find it faster to mulch with doubles in the backyards (instead of tarp& haul)& blow to the curb in the front.
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Old 10-19-2001, 01:40 AM
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I have two different cities I work in that do curbside leaf pickup. It sure is nice not having to haul them away. ED
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Old 10-19-2001, 01:50 AM
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:blob3: Downtown Sacramento does Green waste pickup on the street every week year round. Put it in a pile come back in a week and its gone.
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Old 10-19-2001, 03:01 AM
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Some parts of my area have this. Put it in a pile at the street and they come by and suck them up. The turn it into compost and then give it to the nurseries to sell in the spring. I've used the leaf compost many times. It makes a great topdressing.
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Old 10-20-2001, 02:06 AM
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One of the towns we work in does curbside pickup, the other 4 we have to em' up ourselves.
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Old 10-20-2001, 02:20 AM
Paradise Yard Service Paradise Yard Service is offline
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My son-in-law lives in South Sacramento and each week the municiple comes by and takes all the greenwaste at curbside. Only problem I see is that a strong wind could cause a nasty blow-back of debries. Otherwise, great plan!
Hawaii has set aside special days of the month in each respective neighborhood to pick up greenwaste. Only two days a month, but they will take bundled brush and palm fronds along with bagged grass clippings.


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Old 10-20-2001, 06:53 AM
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Most cities I work in have the curbside pickup in spring and fall. Otherwise they will only pick up tree branches if you call.
There is a compost site where you can also bring the stuff and dump for free. It was open 24/7 until some people ruined it by dumping junk and things that don't belong. Now it has limited hours which are more of a pain than a convenience so I don't get there much.

As for picking up and removing, lets say doubles and a mulch kit reduce the bagging load from 10 to 1 and if they want em hauled 9 parts are left somewhere in the grass, 1 part goes in the truck.
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Old 10-20-2001, 07:50 AM
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my town doesnt do cubside pick up. most of my lawns i can blow the leaves into the woods, but there are a few i have to haul away from. got to get a leaf sucker pretty soon . the town next to me does pick up the leaves. i only have one lawn in that town, but i always just blow the whole yard to the curbline. nice service to have
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Old 10-20-2001, 09:02 AM
V.H. lass V.H. lass is offline
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leaf pick up

My county/city has leaf pick up but, the leaves are only picked up twice during the season and most customers don't want to see that big pile of leaves in front of their house for weeks at a time. But I have it good I have an agreement with another LCO that has a loader who I can call to pick up for a small fee, which I pass on to the customer.

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