dumping grass clippings?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Metz, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Metz

    Metz LawnSite Member
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    hello, i've been mowing commercially for 10 years, but now in the process of starting my own thing. got everything so far, 56 exmark lazer, 14 ft. trailer, 2 echo trimmers, echo backpack blower, etc.
    my question is, is there an easy way to find a dump site? i can't dump where i used to work because things ended ugly with my former boss. any recomendations on where to look?
     
  2. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
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    Almost every city will have a dump site. Just call around at your city government - they'll put you in the right direction. Where I live we can dump yard waste for free (though nothing too excessive).

    How much are you going to need to dump per week or per month?
     
  3. Metz

    Metz LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the info. i've got a 1/2 ton gmc sierra w/ a 6 ft. bed, probably looking at filling that up daily.
     
  4. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you dumping grass clippings?

    If I'm trimming trees or bushes I always dump them in my back yard and have a fire. The dumping fee pays for the beer!:laugh:
     
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mulch! or side discharge. All of my 21" are set up to mulch and larger walkbehinds and riders side discharge. Its getting almost impossible to get rid of grass clippings around here.
     
  6. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have any local farmers....or find someone with a lot of land and offer them a small kickback $10 a truck load to dump clean clippings
     
  7. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    were in y-town you at I know a few in Poland/Springfield area
     
  8. Metz

    Metz LawnSite Member
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    i'm in liberty, but have some accounts in boardman and canfield. where in poland and who would i need to contact? thanks!
     
  9. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    one is one western reserve road near RT 170 in new springfield the other is off 224 out by the state line email me at c.maintenance@sbcglobal.net and ill give you more details
     

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