brush disposal??????/ New Jersey

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by legendrider, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
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    Hi I recently took on a big clean up job along with the removal of some trees. Does anyone who works in the central or north jersey area know where i can dump my brush and clipping for a fee or for free. i dont own a yard or a chipper even i did where can i dump the chips? Thanks
  2. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 81

    Call J.H. Reid Recycling in Middlesex on Baekeland Ave. It's a very large wood recycling yard. They may take leaves...not sure.
  3. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
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    anyone have other suggestions in case that doesnt work. Where does everyone go all season to get rid of leaves clippings and other debris?
  4. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    1 Big Hill, 1 Dump Truck, 1 Load of Fill Dirt Down the hill every 2 months, Paying nothing to get rid of your junk. Priceless.
  5. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I dont own any property that i can dump on legally? what now?
  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Most of the locals have a 40 yard container on their property and pay to have it dumped. Bob from Cooperative disposal (in the phone book) is the most flexible, nicest and about the cheapest guy around. He says like a bear, but he's really a Kitten.......
  7. mikeg8575

    mikeg8575 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    There is a place, Odaco in south brunswick, NJ which takes everything, trees, stumps, leaves, grass, brush, dirt,etc. price is $7 per yard. I think it's a little more for grass, not sure. Feel free to contact me at for directions or questions. Glad to help
  8. jseamster

    jseamster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    If your working in the hunterdon county area ( or even western somerset) you could call the Raritan Valley Recycling center located in Flemington on River Rd.

    I was in your bind as well. A good 3-4 yards of typical organic debris usually costs me about 10-20 dollars. Not bad. It's based on weight.

    Don't be encouraged to illegally dump. I got myself in this stupid situation once in a moment of frustration during my first year.

    Dumped on an abadoned, rundown farm that others were dumping on. No problem right? It'll decompose!

    Yeah, got the truck stuck in mud and had to get a tow. So the illegal dump ended up costing me over $200.

    In my guilty conscious I actually called the property owner, explained my mistake and wen't back to remove the debris.

    Let others who read this take this story, as funny as it may be, and learn from it.

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