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Old 03-19-2013, 09:28 PM
vcoop70 vcoop70 is offline
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Where to dump lawn waste??

So I do a lot of lawn cleanups and flowerbed edging. I am looking for a good place to dump yard waste and dirt around town. Only idea I have is try to find a farmer with a burn pile out in the country. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:38 PM
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I dump in my backyard! My local dump takes it all, but we are limited to 1 trip a week so there is also a farmer that will take grass clipping and leafs only. Not sure why.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:17 AM
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Well, where do you live? I live in Upstate New York now but I used to live in Boston and there was a place called Landscape Express...(used to be kaknes for those who remember).... This place was great.... Mulch, top soil, stone, whatever you needed.... They also took everything we could give them in terms of waste.... grass clippings, leaves, branches, trees.... It was great! Pretty good operation because they charge you for dumping your branches then they make mulch with it and charge you again! Anyway, you should have some sort of town dump or county dump where you can go.... If you are trying to dump for free but can't then you need to put the cost in your initial estimate...
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:18 PM
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I only really cut a handful of lawns as our main job is treatments (lawns I cut our mine and a few family members) but we just dump in the woods. A LOT of woods near us
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:37 PM
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My nursery takes all compost. One of the biggest nursery's is just a couple blocks from my house.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:22 AM
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For me, it depends on where I'm at. If I'm home, I just use my burn pile. If I'm cutting at the cattle ranch I service, I dump clippings in the pastures for the cows to eat. If I'm working in the city, I just use the yard waste can that are at every house there. Only during big cleanup jobs do I have to haul stuff off to the dump, and that runs $20 per truck load.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:27 PM
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my moms 2 acre garden. every fall i spread it out and plow it under. She has the best soil around. ( And the biggest nightcrawlers for fishing )
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:31 PM
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Some landscape supply (bulk materials) places accept organic debris.

They charge you to dump it off then turn it into mulch and sell it back to you. Pretty good racket.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:18 AM
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Smile Dumping roots, stalks and waste leaf matter

I go to a local farmer who has a huge composting shed, all the root matter and wasted stalks and leaves left over from my hydroponic projects goes into his composting piles. He welcomes as much as me and my friends can give him.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:54 PM
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our freakin local dump charges 12 bucks a YARD for dumping commercial lawn waste, half that for residents where the waste comes from their personal property. needless to say the magnets come off whenever i pull in! then they turn it into compost and sell it back for 6 bucks a yard.
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