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Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 PM
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What to do with yard waste?

Just curious what you guys do with your yard waste. Such as leaves, grass clippings, or sticks and branches. I've got some spring clean up jobs but I have no idea what to do with all the stuff I picked off the yard and beds. The city I live in (Livonia MI ) doesn't have a compost center. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:38 PM
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Some commercial mulch yards accept it, they then make various types of soils and mulches out of it, I know that's where I take ours.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 PM
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What to do with yard waste?

Leave it at the curb for pick up
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:50 PM
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If the property is in a heavily wooded area we try and see if we can dump the stuff back in the woods where it wont be noticed. If we have to haul it off, I try to schedule a few clean ups in the same day or back to back days, load up my trailer and take it to the dump. In my area commercial businesses are not allowed to take our waste to the county dump so I have to pay by the ton to dump at another location. It is a pain in the rear so I try to make it worth my while.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:54 PM
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Check with your local township office, usually they will take it too.

If you have the property, you could start a really nice compost pile! I have a few clients with gardens and when I bag clippings or do leaf removal, they go to the pile. Customers buy the clippings back off you in the spring!

The branches can also be composted but take much longer to break down...unless you have a commercial chipper sitting around... your choices are to burn them on burn day or set out for trash.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:31 AM
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We luck out, every resident in our area has a 90 gallon green waste bin that goes out weekly. Those Take care of leaves and grass usually.

When I do a lot of trimming or a big clean up, I take it to a local winery. They take it for pennies compared to the dumps.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:04 PM
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if the customer has a wooded yard we ask to dump it back there. Second choice is that we do bag the grass and give it to the homeowner to put out on garbage day. Third choice is to bag the grass take it with us. Around here we have a farmer who takes all the clippings, banches, etc for a small fee. If its fall cleanup we take the leaves to the curb for the city to take it. We do charge more for options 2 and 3.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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I dump it at the burn pile on the farm. It's open season for whatever I have to get rid of that burns.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:07 AM
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There are a few people in my area who will take clippings. Most are local farmers and one is a local excavating company. It works out well since most don't charge anything. Most just don't want sticks and branches, so those will go out to the curb or I'll throw them in a bonfire.
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